INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 23, 2018 – Two-time World medalist Jade Carey of Phoenix, Arizona/Arizona Sunrays, posted the top score for the floor exercise to qualify for her second event final at the Turnier der Meister World Cup in Cottbus, Germany. Competition continues tomorrow with the first of two days of finals. Live scoring is available for all rounds, and U.S.-based fans stream the finals live at 8 a.m. ET on Nov. 24-25 on OlympicChannel.com and can watch same-day coverage of the finals on the Olympic Channel at 8 p.m. ET each day.
Carey will compete in the vault final tomorrow and the floor exercise final on Sunday. Trevor Howard of Columbus, Ohio/Ohio State University, is the first reserve athlete for both still rings (Nov. 24) and vault (Nov. 25).
Carey posted a 13.966, putting her atop the qualification rankings. Brazil’s Flavia Saraiva and Jade Barbosa were second (13.800) and third (13.533), respectively. Saraiva had the highest balance beam score at 13.800.
On vault, Howard earned a 14.400, narrowly missing a trip to the finals by 0.012. His ninth-place finish made him the first reserve athlete. The Ukraine’s Igor Radivilov was first in qualification at 14.899. Howard scored a 12.366 in the parallel bars for 23rd place. Germany’s Lukas Dauser had the top qualifying score at 15.200.
On the horizontal bar, Marvin Kimble of Milwaukee, Wisconsin/Salto Gymnastics Center, was up early in the qualification round and earned a 13.666, putting him in 13th. Croatia’s Tin Srbic had the best mark at 14.533.
Held at the Lausitz Arena, the World Cup in Cottbus is an individual event World Cup that is part of the International Gymnastics Federation’s World Cup series, as well as the 2020 Olympic Games qualification process.
Five event finals will be held each day at 2 p.m. local time on both Nov. 24-25. The top eight gymnasts for each event in the preliminary round advanced to the respective event finals. The events are divided into two groups of five: day one – men’s floor exercise, pommel horse and still rings, and women’s vault and uneven bars; and day two – men’s vault, parallel bars and horizontal bar, and women’s balance beam and floor exercise.
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