The Tokyo Olympics were only a few months ago, but American gymnasts are still winning hardware in Japan. The Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, which featured 312 gymnasts. took place in Japan from Oct. 18 up until Sunday and the Americans who competed made history.
Americans won five medals at the event -- which did not feature any team competitions. In a first, Stephen Nedoroscik won the world title in pommel horse. He's the first American to ever finish first in pommel horse at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships. Brody Malone also took home a bronze medal on the high bar.
The American women won even more medals.
Leanne Wong, 18, won silver in the all-around final, coming in just 0.292 behind gold medalist Angelina Melnikova of Russia. Until Melnikova's win, America had a gold medal streak in the all-around that went back to 2011. Wong also earned a bronze medal thanks to a 13.833 score in the floor event final.
American Kayla DiCello, 17, also found herself on the podium, earning a bronze medal in all-around thanks to solid beam and floor routines. Both Wong and DiCello went to Tokyo for the summer Olympics as alternates, but did not participate in the Games.