Raegan Rutty landed a personal-best score in the all-around competition to finish 158th over the weekend at the 49th International Gymnastics Federation Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany.
“2019 World Championships was an incredible experience,” Rutty said. “It was the first time I hit all of my events in two years and the first time in my senior career. That alone is a huge step and deal for me. I am also proud of myself for making three new personal bests and three new national titles. I now claim all national titles.”
Her score of 43.066 in the all-around competition is also good enough to secure her a Cayman Islands national title as the highest score tallied by any competitor participating in an FIG-sanctioned event this year.
“I was pretty pleased with my performances,” she said. “I know I can still do a lot better and I do better in practice but I still think that I made some major improvements not only with my routines but also my confidence.”
Rutty also earned personal bests in the uneven bars and balance beam in addition to her all-around performance.
American Simone Biles topped the women’s qualifying round.
“I had a great time at this competition,” Rutty said. “It’s always fun to see everyone again from all the different countries and to reconnect. Every time I feel closer to them and we continue to make more memories together despite being on different teams.”
Rutty has not confirmed her next competition but says it may be the Continental Championships, scheduled for May 2020.