The United States put up a dominant showing to win gold in the women’s artistic team all-around event at the 2018 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships. The three medalists all qualified a team of four athletes to the Olympics along with those athletes being eligible to compete in the individual events. The Artistic Gymnastics World Championships are currently being held in Doha, Qatar from October 25th to November 3rd 2018.
The United States was by far the top nation in the qualification round, placing first in all four apparatuses, finishing with a total of 174.429, almost nine points ahead of second place. As a comparison the gap between first and second is larger than the gap between second and twelfth. Russia finished in second place with a score of 165.497, just edging out China whom finished with 165.196.
The final saw the United States repeat its performance, winning all four apparatuses, finishing with a relatively conservative total of 171.629. While both Russia and China left openings to be caught no other nation was able to catch them as they also qualified to the Olympics with scores of 162.863 and 162.396 respectively.
This is the United States’ fourth team title in a row. The nation will be looking to win their third gold medal in a row at Tokyo. The remaining women’s team quotas will be decided at the 2019 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships. The event continues with the individual events, but none of them offer qualification spots to the Olympics.