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US Tokyo Olympic Silver Medalist Jordan Chiles Sets Her Eyes On The 2022 World Championships

Jordan Chiles, who was part of the silver medal winning US team in Tokyo, announced her intention to try to make the US World team this year...


Jordan Chiles, who was part of the silver medal winning US team in Tokyo, announced her intention to try to make the US World team this year.

The 2022 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships will be held in Liverpool, Great Britain between October 28 - November 6.

"I am going to try for worlds this year. That is something that I put my eye on and I will. I keep telling everybody, I'm not done," the Tokyo Olympian told olympics.com. "I feel like I haven't accomplished something. Yes, I did go to the Olympics, but for me, I feel like I'm not done with the elite world quite yet."

The American gymnast, who turned senior in 2017, has never been to a World championships before.

She represented the US at the 2018 Pacific Rim Championships, where she won gold with her team, and on vault and floor exercise, and a bronze on balance beam.

The 20 year old gymnast, who had her NCAA debut last January, plans to return to Houston, Texas, after the collegiate season ends to begin her journey towards the World championships.

On the possibility of trying for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games, Jordan said that she is taking it one step at a time. However, she believes that she hasn't peaked yet. 

"During qualifications [Tokyo], obviously… I didn't have the best meet of my life and the reason why Paris came up is because I barely hit my peak. At that point I was like, OK, so if this is me not really at my peak, what can I do more?" said Chiles.

At the Tokyo Olympic Games, she did not make any individual final as she had major errors on the balance beam and the uneven bars during the qualifications.

Photo: uclagymnastics/Instagram

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