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Simone Biles Is Unstoppable, FINA World Champs Just Keep Getting Better โ€“ 12 Things We Learned

By Kara Tanner | July 22, 2019, 5:30 p.m. (ET)

Simone Biles competes at the U.S. Classic on July 21, 2019 in Louisville, Ky.


It was another stellar week for Team USA athletes. Jordan Wilimovsky joined Haley Anderson and Ashley Twichell on the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team, Nathan Adrian and Caeleb Dressel stole the show at FINA World Championships and archer Brady Ellison took home bronze at the Olympic test event in Tokyo. Oh, and we can’t forget about Simone Biles bringing home another U.S. Classic title.

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1. Surf's up! Carissa Moore became the No. 1 surfer in the world this weekend after her incredible performance at the Corona Open J-Bay in South Africa. 

2. Beach volleyball duo Kelly Claes and Sarah Sponcil proved they're gunning for a place in Tokyo after they snagged silver at the World Tour 4-Star Tournament in Espinho, Portugal. 


3. Brady Ellison is on a roll. Ellison continued his amazing season by securing a bronze medal at the World Archery Ready Steady Tokyo Test Event. 


Making The Team

4. Watch out, world! Open water swimmer Jordan Wilimovsky became Team USA's first male athlete to make the Tokyo 2020 roster after an outstanding performance at FINA World Championships. 


5. Gymnasts Morgan Hurd, Kara Eaker, Aleah Finnegan, Riley McCusker and Leanne Wong all secured their spots on the Pan American roster, and are on their way to Lima, Peru. 



FINA World Championships Are Heating Up

6. Team USA dominated pool play. Both the U.S. men’s and women’s water polo teams advanced at the FINA Water Polo World Championships.

7. Meanwhile…Diver Delaney Schnell took home Team USA’s first women's 10-meter world championship medal in a decade, and Olympic champion David Boudia finished fifth on 3-meter.

(L-R) Wei Lu (China), Yuxi Chen (China) and Delaney Schnell pose during the medal ceremony for the women's 10-meter platform final of the 2019 FINA World Championships on July 17, 2019 in Gwangju, South Korea.


8. The men’s 4x100-meter freestyle team led by Nathan Adrian brought home a gold medal after a show-stopping finish. 


9. And we can't forget about Caeleb Dressel, who shattered records at World Championships this past weekend and won his first individual gold medal in the 50-meter butterfly.


Queen Of The U.S. Classic

10. No surprise here! Simone Biles has done it again. Biles captured her 19th straight all-around title and fourth U.S. Classic all-around title in Louisville, Kentucky.

11. We just CAN’T. STOP. WATCHING. (And apparently neither can Shawn Johnson East).




12. Okay…last one.