Whittenburg wins silver medal at London World Cup
posted on 04/08/2017

© John Cheng

LONDON, April 8, 2017 – Donnell Whittenburg of Baltimore, Md./U.S. Olympic Training Center won the all-around silver medal today at the 2017 London World Cup. The event is the final stop on the 2017 International Gymnastics Federation’s World Cup all-around series and was held at London’s O2 arena. 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.

Whittenburg earned an all-around total of 82.665 to finish second. He posted a 14.133 on the floor exercise, a 12.300 on the pommel horse and a 14.533 on the parallel bars. Whittenburg’s performance on still rings, where he is a two-time U.S. champion, earned a 14.233. Whittenburg, the reigning World vault bronze medalist, garnered a 14.533 for his Dragulescu. In the final rotation, he scored a 12.933 on the horizontal bar.

Ukraine’s Oleg Verniaiev won the men’s all-around title (83.864) and Germany’s Lukas Dauser finished in third place (81.698)

The women’s competition took place this morning and Victoria Nguyen of West Des Moines, Iowa/Chow's Gymnastics, earned the all-around silver medal.

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
London, England
April 8, 2017

1. Oleg Verniaiev, Ukraine, 83.864
2. Donnell Whittenburg, USA, 82.665
3. Lukas Dauser, Germany, 81.698
4. Sam Oldham, Great Britain, 81.064
5. Brinn Bevan, Great Britain, 80.465
6. Eddy Yusof, Switzerland, 80.431
7. Jianlin Luo, China, 77.931
8. Alexey Rostov, Russia, 75.965