GLASGOW, Scotland, April 16, 2011 – 2010 World all-around bronze-medalist Jonathan Horton of Houston finished seventh in the all-around FIG World Cup event at Kelvin Hall in Glasgow, Scotland. Great Britain’s Daniel Purvis won the event’s title.
Despite having a challenging day, Horton, who is a member of Team Hilton HHonors, had the highest still rings score at 15.066 and the second best vault score at 15.866. Unfortunately challenges on floor, parallel bars and horizontal bar resulted in an 85.131 total score. Horton’s other individual event scores were: floor exercise, 14.233; pommel horse, 13.300; parallel bars, 12.966; and horizontal bar, 13.700.
Purvis, who was third in the all-around at the recent European Championships, edged out 2011 European all-around champion Philipp Boy of Germany, 88.598 to 88.498. Spain’s Rafael Martinez was third at 88.065.
The women’s competition is being held later today, no U.S. athletes are participating.
This World Cup event has an all-around format, where men compete on six apparatus and women compete on four. Glasgow was the second of four all-around World Cup events. Horton won the first, the 2011 AT&T American Cup in Jacksonville, Fla., on March 5. There are two remaining all-around World Cup competitions after Glasgow: Stuttgart, Germany, November 12-13; and Tokyo, Japan, November 26-27.
World Cup – Glasgow
April 16, 2011
1. Daniel Purvis, Great Britain, 88.598
2. Philipp Boy, Germany, 88.498
3. Rafael Martinez, Spain, 88.065
4. Mykola Kuksenkov, Ukraine, 86.832
5. Alexander Shatilov, Israel, 86.331
6. Cyril Tommasone, France, 86.298
7. Jonathan Horton, USA/Houston, 85.131
8. Sam Hunter, Great Britain, 85.099