Skinner wins Glasgow World Cup title
posted on 03/12/2016

© John Cheng

GLASGOW, Great Britain, March 12, 2016 – 2014 World team gold medalist MyKayla Skinner of Gilbert, Ariz./Desert Lights Gymnastics, won the women’s all-around today at the 2016 Glasgow World Cup in Glasgow, Great Britain. Akash Modi of Morganville, N.J./Stanford University, finished fourth in the men’s competition.

Skinner led the competition from start to finish on the strength of her Amanar vault, which gave her a 15.566 in the first rotation. She posted a 14.300 on the uneven bars. On balance beam, she saved her back handspring to tucked full before dismounting with a double tuck for a 13.500. On floor exercise, she posted a 13.633 after tumbling a layout double-double and a tucked double-double to open her routine. Her all-around total was 56.999. Germany’s Elisabeth Seitz was second, scoring 55.732, followed by Great Britain’s Claudia Fragapane, who totaled 55.398.

On the men’s side, Modi posted scores of 14.300, floor exercise; 12.966, pommel horse; 14.133, still rings; 14.600, vault; 15.166, parallel bars; and 14.533, horiziontal bar. His 85.698 total landed him in fourth place in the all-around standings. His best mark, the 15.166 on the parallel bars, was the high score of the event (tied with Great Britain’s Daniel Purvis). Great Britain’s Max Whitlock won the all-around with an 89.299 total. Brazil’s Arthur Nory was second, scoring 86.598, with Purvis claiming bronze behind an 86.465 total.