Simone Biles
Spring, Texas

Won five world championship gold medals – the most since 1958 – and became the most decorated gymnast in world championships history with 25 career world medals, while also completing two skills never performed by a female gymnast in competition: a double-double dismount on beam and a triple-double on floor, which will be named in her honor.

Aeriel Skinner
Jackson, California

Won her first world cup gold medal and won the women’s trap event at the world cup shotgun final in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, coming back from the fifth position following the first day of competition at the world cup final.

Dalilah Muhammad
Bayside, New York
Track and Field

Won gold in the 400-meter hurdles at the world championships in Doha, Qatar, breaking her own world record with a time of 52.16 seconds, cutting off four hundredths of a second from her world record she set in July.

Tatyana McFadden
Clarkesville, Md.
Para Track and Field

Secured her spot in the sixth Paralympic Games of her career after placing second at the Chicago Marathon – the first U.S. female finisher – completing the race in 1:45.22.

Danielle Perkins
Brooklyn, New York

Won gold unanimously in heavyweight in Ulan Ude, Russia, defeating China’s Yang Xiaoli in her first world championship final, becoming the first U.S. boxer to win a world title in three years.

Daniel Romanchuk
Mount Airy, Md.
Para Track and Field

Qualified for the second Paralympic Games of his career after defending his Chicago Marathon crown, finishing more than three minutes ahead of the second-place athlete with a time of 1:30.26.

Noah Lyles
Gainesville, Fla.
Track and Field

Captured his first world title in Doha, Qatar, becoming the youngest 200-meter world champion in history at age 22, and helped the U.S. to a historic win in the 4x100-meter.

Matt McElroy
Huntington Beach, California

Earned his first two career world cup victories on consecutive weekends, topping the podium in South Korea and Japan to improve to eight career medals on the world cup circuit.

Nathan Chen
Salt Lake City
Figure Skating

Became only the third U.S. man to win three Skate America titles, landing three quad jumps and topping his previous record for largest margin of victory (44 points) to earn his seventh consecutive gold medal dating back to the 2018 world championships.

Vincent Hancock
Eatonton, Ga.

Won the silver medal in skeet at the world cup shotgun final in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, winning a 56-target shoot-off to claim the top spot in the final in which he shot 59/60.

U.S. Men's 4x100-meter Team
Track and Field

The team of Christian Coleman (Atlanta, Georgia), Justin Gatlin (Woodham, Florida), Mike Rogers (Florissant, Missouri), and Lyles won gold at the world championships in Doha, Qatar, shattering the American record while winning the event for the first time since 2007, and becoming the second-fasted country of all time.

U.S. Women's Gymnastics World Championships Team

The team of Biles, Jade Carey (Phoenix, Arizona), Kara Eaker (Grain Valley, Missouri), Sunisa Lee (St. Paul, Minnesota), Grace McCallum (Isanti, Minnesota) and, alternate, MyKayla Skinner (Gilbert, Arizona) won its fifth consecutive team title at the world championships in Stuttgart, Germany, with a margin of victory of nearly six points, securing gold in three of the four events – vault, balance beam and floor exercise.

U.S. Wheelchair Rugby World Challenge Team
Wheelchair Rugby

Won gold at the world cup challenge – which is held every four years – in Tokyo, defeating Australia, 59-51.