© John Cheng

BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 31, 2022 – Alex Diab (Glen Ellyn, Ill./U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center) slid into Saturday’s still rings final after qualifying in the eighth position Thursday at the 2022 FIG Apparatus World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Diab notched a 14.166 to secure a spot in his second World Cup final of the season. He was previously sixth in Cairo. Italy’s Salvatore Maresca paced the field with a 14.800.

The still rings final is set for Saturday at 5 a.m. ET at the Milli Gimnastika Arenasi.