Competition begins Thursday at the Cottbus World Cup
posted on 11/22/2017

© John Cheng

COTTBUS, Germany, Nov. 22, 2017– Led by 2017 World team member and U.S. horizontal bar and still rings champion Marvin Kimble of Milwaukee, Wis./Salto Gymnastics Center, two U.S. men will compete at the 2017 Cottbus World Cup in Cottbus, Germany, which begins tomorrow. 2017 U.S. all-around silver medalist Allan Bower of Norman, Okla./University of Oklahoma, is also representing Team USA this weekend. The four-day competition is part of the International Gymnastics Federation's World Cup series and features individual event competition.

Fans can watch the finals live online at OlympicChannel.com or through the Olympic Channel app. The competition schedule is listed below.

Qualifications

  • Nov. 23 – men’s floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings; women’s vault, uneven bars, 4:30 p.m. Germany/10:30 a.m. ET
  • Nov. 24 – men’s vault, parallel bars, horizontal bar; women’s balance beam, floor exercise, 4:30 p.m. Germany/10:30 a.m. ET

Individual event finals

  • Nov. 25 – men’s floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings; women’s vault, uneven bars, 2 p.m. Germany/8 a.m. ET
  • Nov. 26 – men’s vault, parallel bars, horizontal bar; women’s balance beam, floor exercise, 2 p.m. Germany/8 a.m. ET

Taqiy Abdullah-Simmons, assistant coach at the University of Oklahoma, is the coach for the event. 2017 U.S. horizontal bar silver medalist Colin Van Wicklen of Norman, Okla./University of Oklahoma, has withdrawn from the competition.