Moldauer ranks third in all-around halfway through men’s qualifications at 2017 World Championships
posted on 10/02/2017

© John Cheng

MONTREAL, Que., Canada, Oct. 2, 2017 – Competing in the second of four qualification subdivisions Yul Moldauer of Arvada, Colo./University of Oklahoma, is third in the all-around at the halfway point of men’s qualification at the 2017 World Championships at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Que., Canada. The U.S. women compete in Subdivision 5, the last women’s qualification round, on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. USA Gymnastics is providing live webcasts of the U.S. competitive sessions.

The athletes advance to the finals at this year’s World Championships, an individual World Championships, based on performances during the qualification rounds, with a max of two per country. Men’s qualification concludes on Oct. 3, with the women’s wrapping up on Oct. 4. Athletes are vying for World titles for the men’s and women’s all-around and individual events.

After two of four subdivisions, the U.S. gymnasts who still have the opportunity to qualify for event finals are: Moldauer, all-around, floor exercise, parallel bars; Marvin Kimble of Milwaukee, Wis./Salto Gymnastics Center, horizontal bar; Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast, Calif./U.S. Olympic Training Center, horizontal bar; Alex Naddour of Queen Creek, Ariz./USA Youth Fitness Center, pommel horse, still rings; Eddie Penev of Rochester, N.Y./U.S. Olympic Training Center, vault; and Donnell Whittenburg of Baltimore, Md./U.S. Olympic Training Center, floor exercise, still rings; parallel bars.

U.S. men’s event scores

  • Marvin Kimble, Milwaukee, Wis./Salto Gymnastics Center: pommel horse, 11.500; parallel bars, 14.300; horizontal bar, 13.933
  • Sam Mikulak, Newport Coast, Calif./U.S. Olympic Training Center: horizontal bar, 13.466
  • Yul Moldauer, Arvada, Colo./University of Oklahoma: all-around, 84.331; floor exercise, 14.700; pommel horse, 13.066; still rings, 14.300; vault, 14.566; parallel bars, 14.633; horizontal bar, 13.066
  • Alex Naddour, Queen Creek, Ariz./USA Youth Fitness Center: pommel horse, 14.966; still rings, 14.633
  • Eddie Penev, Rochester, N.Y./U.S. Olympic Training Center: floor exercise, 14.633; vault, 14.566, average – 14.533 (1st) and 14.600 (2nd)
  • Donnell Whittenburg, Baltimore, Md./U.S. Olympic Training Center: floor exercise, 15,033; still rings, 14.633; vault, 13.883, average – 14.066 (1st) and 13.700 (2nd); parallel bars, 14.766.

The 2017 U.S. Women's Team, who will compete on Oct. 3 in the qualification round, features Jade Carey, Phoenix, Ariz./Oasis Gymnastics; Morgan Hurd, Middletown, Del./First State Gymnastics; Ashton Locklear, Hamlet, N.C./Everest Gymnastics; and Ragan Smith, Lewisville, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics. Jordan Chiles of Vancouver, Wash./Naydenov Gymnastics, is the non-traveling replacement athlete.

Event schedule
The remaining World Championships’ competition schedule is as follows. The qualification rounds with U.S. athletes are in boldface.

    Qualification rounds
    Oct. 3 – Men: 10 a.m. ET, Subdivision 4.
    Oct. 3 – Women: 4 p.m. ET, Subdivision 1; 7 p.m. ET, Subdivision 2.
    Oct. 4 – Women: 1:30 p.m. ET, Subdivision 3; 4 p.m. ET, Subdivision 4; 7 p.m. ET, Subdivision 5*.
    All-Around finals
    Oct. 5 – 7 p.m. ET, men’s all-around final
    Oct. 6 –7 p.m. ET, women’s all-around final
    Individual event finals
    Oct. 7 – men’s floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings; women’s vault, uneven bars, 1 p.m. ET.
    Oct. 8 – men’s vault, parallel bars, horizontal bar; women’s balance beam, floor exercise; closing ceremony, 1 p.m. ET.

The 2017 U.S. Women's Team, who will compete on Oct. 3 in the qualification round, features Jade Carey, Phoenix, Ariz./Oasis Gymnastics; Morgan Hurd, Middletown, Del./First State Gymnastics; Ashton Locklear, Hamlet, N.C./Everest Gymnastics; and Ragan Smith, Lewisville, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics. Jordan Chiles of Vancouver, Wash./Naydenov Gymnastics, is the non-traveling replacement athlete.

Ways to follow the action
Here's a quick overview of the various ways to watch and follow the U.S. Team's performances at the 2017 World Championships in Montreal. For more information on the World Championships, please go to USAGymWorlds.com.

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