LONDON, April 8, 2017 – Victoria Nguyen of West Des Moines, Iowa/Chow’s Gymnastics, finished second in the all-around today at the International Gymnastics Federation’s all-around World Cup event at the O2 Arena in London. Donnell Whittenburg of Baltimore, Md./U.S. Olympic Training Center, will compete in the men’s all-around this afternoon at 2 p.m. ET. Fans in the U.S. can catch the action live at livestream.nbcsports.com. NBC Sports Network will air coverage of both the men’s and women’s all-around competition on Tuesday, April 11 at 7 p.m. ET. Live scoring will be available via the official event website and through the BG Score app.
Germany’s Tabea Alt won the all-around with a 54.598, followed by Nguyen and Great Britain’s Amy Tinkler (53.433).
Nguyen earned a 53.832 to take the all-around silver medal in her second international competition as a senior. On vault, Nguyen performed a double twisting Yurchenko to earn a 14.166. Nguyen posted a 13.800 on uneven bars for her routine that included an in bar full pirouette, Maloney, Gienger sequence and a double layout dismount. On balance beam, Nguyen executed a back handspring, layout, layout series, a switch leap, Onodi, sheep jump combination and an aerial cartwheel to back tuck. She dismounted with a two-and-a-half twist to score a 12.866. In the final rotation, Nguyen earned a 13.000 for her floor routine that included a full-in mount, a triple twist, a front double full, and a tucked double back dismount.
The London World Cup marks the conclusion of the 2017 FIG All-around World Cup series following competition at the AT&T American Cup, which took place March 4 in Newark, N.J., and Stuttgart World Cup held March 18-19 in Stuttgart, Germany. 2016 Olympic alternate Ragan Smith of Lewisville, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics, and Yul Moldauer of Arvada, Colo./University of Oklahoma, won the all-around titles at the AT&T American Cup. Morgan Hurd of Middletown, Del./First State Gymnastics, was the bronze medalist at the Stuttgart World Cup. Competitors earn points in the All-around World Cup standings based on their placement. The national federation with the highest point total after all three stops wins the 2017 FIG World Series title.
World Cup – London
April 8, 2017
1. Tabea Alt, Germany, 54.598
2. Victoria Nguyen, USA, 53.832
3. Amy Tinkler, Great Britain, 53.433
4. Ana Perez, Spain, 53.299
5. Angelina Melnikova, Russia, 52.599
6. Ilaria Kaslin, Switzerland, 50.699
7. Tisha Volleman, Netherlands, 50.465
8. Jinru Liu, China, 47.665