All Around profile - Morgan Hurd
Morgan Hurd first captured the attention of the gymnastics world as a bespectacled 12-year-old competing as a Level 10 at the Nastia Liukin Cup in 2014.
The Chinese-born athlete rose steadily through the junior U.S. ranks, from 29th in 2014 to fifth in 2016.
Then, in her first year as a senior, Hurd had a surprise breakthrough at the 2017 World Championships.
When team-mate Ragan Smith went down with an ankle injury just minutes before competition began in Montreal, Hurd stepped up to try and keep the American all-around legacy going.
She took the all-around gold medal by one-tenth of a point and added balance beam silver days later.
Meet surprise new All-Around World Champ Morgan Hurd
Meet surprise new All-Around World Champ Morgan HurdThe 16 year-old took gold in Montreal to secure a seventh straight Olympic and World Championship all-around title for the USA.
Hurd built on her senior debut season in 2018, helping the USA to team gold at the World Championships in Doha.
She was the bronze medallist in the all-around final behind Olympic champion Simone Biles and Japan’s Mai Murakami, and took silver on the floor.
With five medals, she is the seventh most decorated American gymnast in World Championship history and the eighth to win all-around gold.
The Delaware native kicked off her 2019 season, and filming for All Around, with victory at the Tokyo World Cup in April.
Watch Morgan Hurd's progress in the original series 'All Around' on Olympic Channel all the way to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.