DOHA, Qatar, March 20, 2019 – Jade Carey of Phoenix, Ariz./Arizona Sunrays, and Stephen Nedoroscik of Worcester, Mass./Pennsylvania State University, advanced to the women’s vault and men’s pommel horse finals, respectively, at the individual event World Cup in Doha, Qatar. Competition continues tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. Doha/8:30 a.m. ET with the last day of qualifications, where Carey is competing on vault and Trevor Howard of Columbus, Ohio/Ohio State University, on men’s vault and parallel bars.
In the women’s vault qualifications, Carey posted a two-vault average of 14.833, just on the heels of Russia’s Maria Paseka at 14.850. France’s Coline Devillard was third at 14.633.
Nedoroscik clinched a berth to the pommel horse finals with his 14.483 for eighth place. Chinese Taipei’s Lee Chih Kai had the top score at 15.166, followed by Armenia’s Harutyun Merdinyan at 14.966 and Japan’s Kohei Kameyama at 14.916 in second and third, respectively.
In the still rings qualification round, Howard posted a 14.516 for ninth place, and he is the first reserve athlete for the finals. China’s Lan Xingyu earned a 15.166 for the highest score, with Armenia’s Vahagn Davtyan (14.908) and Artur Tovmasyan (14.866) in second and third, respectively.
Carlos Edriel Yulo of the Philippines had the best men’s floor exercise qualification score, and Belgium’s Nina Derwael claimed the top spot for the uneven bars.
Held at the Aspire Dome, the remaining schedule is: March 21 – 3:30 p.m., men’s vault, parallel bars and horizontal bar, and 4:30 p.m., women’s balance beam and floor exercise; March 22 – 4 p.m. finals, men’s floor exercise, pommel horse and still rings, and women’s vault and uneven bars; and March 23 – 4 p.m. finasls, men’s vault, parallel bars, horizontal bar; women’s balance beam, floor exercise. All times are local to Doha, which is seven hours ahead of the U.S. Eastern time zone.
NBC Sports and the Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will have coverage of the FIG Gymnastics World Cups in Doha and Birmingham this weekend. Fans can catch all the action in spectacular high definition via NBCSports.com/Live or through the NBC Sports app which is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.
For live scoring, please click here. The online and cable coverage schedule is: March 22, 9 a.m. ET, livestream, and 8 p.m. ET, telecast on the Olympic Channel, with a simulcast; March 23, 9 a.m. ET, livestream, and 6 p.m. ET, telecast on the Olympic Channel with a simulcast; and March 25, 1 p.m. ET, telecast on NBCSN with a simulcast.
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