McClure places fourth in high bar; Howard turns in strong rhythmic event finals performances
Brisbane, Australia- Hollie Vise (Dallas, Texas), 13, earned the third Goodwill Games medal for USA Gymnastics this evening when she scored 8.887 on the balance beam. Vise earned her first bronze Thursday on the uneven bars while Brett McClure (Mill Creek, Wash.) won a bronze Wednesday on the pommel horse. Events contested tonight were parallel bars, high bar, balance beam and all four rhythmic event finals.
Xu Huang from China won the parallel bars competition with a score of 9.675. Earning the silver medal was Kryukov with 9.450 and the bronze went to Ivan Ivankov, former world champion from Belarus, with 9.187. U.S. gymnast Jason Furr (Woodbridge, Va.) placed eighth.