DOHA 2018 Gymnastics

The US Women proved once again that they are dominant in the gymnastics world. It is great to have Simone Biles back in action but I was also happy to see Morgan Hurd return as a member of this World team again this year. The US women won the team final by over eight points which is unheard of.  Even crazier, Simone competed with a kidney stone and walked away with medals on every event. I couldn’t believe it when I saw her instagram post of her at the hospital.  I thought she was going to be out of the meet but she proved how tough she is. Simone now has 20 World Championship medals and is the only four time All-Around World Champion.  The exciting highlight of these Worlds is that the US team had two All-Around world champions on their team this year. Morgan Hurd won the All-Around event last year and proved to still be one of the best in this sport.  The US Women also secured their qualifying spot to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo at this competition.

Simone and Morgan also went 1, 2 on the podium for the Floor Exercise event.  Check out their stellar performances.

Morgan Hurd Floor Exercise: I love how dramatic Morgan is in her performance. Her lines are gorgeous and she has powerful tumbling. Her choreography really fits her style and shows off her grace. Although she is fierce during her routine, she has a smile when she finishes her awesome performance.

Simone Biles Floor Exercise:  What is there not to love about Simone’s floor exercise performance. She tumbles through the roof and looks like she is having so much fun.  Her smile lights up the arena.  She is fun to watch.  Her choreography is super cute. I get goosebumps hearing the crowd cheer for her.

Congratulations Ladies!


Christina Tardy Gymnastics Coach

Christina Tardy