Kimble wins high bar silver medal at Cottbus World Cup
posted on 11/26/2017

© John Cheng

COTTBUS, Germany, Nov. 26, 2017 – 2017 World team member Marvin Kimble of Milwaukee, Wis./Salto Gymnastics Center, won the silver medal today on the horizontal bar at the 2017 Cottbus World Cup in Cottbus, Germany. Today was the final day of the four-day competition, which is part of the International Gymnastics Federation's World Cup series and features individual event competition.

Kimble posted a 14.033 to win the silver medal on the high bar. Germany’s Andreas Bretscheider won the gold medal with a 14.566. There was a tie for third place between Norway’s Pietro Giachino and China’s Tan Di at 14.000, with Giachino getting the bronze.

On the first day of the finals, Allan Bower of Norman, Okla./University of Oklahoma, took fourth for the floor, earning a 13.966. Slovenia’s Rok Klavora, the Netherlands Bram Verhofstad, and Russia’s Kiril Prokopev tied for first at 14.333, with Klavora getting the nod for first, followed by Verhofstad and Prokopev. China’s Wang Junwen won the pommel horse title with a 15.200. Japan’s Ryuhei Nashimoto was second, edging out China’s Tan Di 14.933 to 14.833. Bower was seventh at 14.066. The Ukraine’s Igor Radivilov won the still rings’ crown.

Taqiy Abdullah-Simmons, assistant coach at the University of Oklahoma, was the coach for the event. No U.S. women competed.