Carey advances to floor exercise final at Doha World Cup finals
posted on 03/21/2019

© John Cheng

DOHA, Qatar, March 21, 2019 – Jade Carey of Phoenix, Ariz./Arizona Sunrays, advanced to the women’s floor exercise final at the individual event World Cup in Doha, Qatar. Competition continues tomorrow at 4 p.m. Doha/9 a.m. ET with the first day of finals, where Carey is competing on vault and Stephen Nedoroscik of Worcester, Mass./Pennsylvania State University, on pommel horse. Trevor Howard of Columbus, Ohio/Ohio State University, is the first reserve athlete for the still rings. U.S. fans can watch the finals live at olympicchannel.com.

In the women’s floor qualifications, Carey earned the top score of 14.000, nearly a point higher than France’s Marine Boyer and Germany’s Kim Bui, who both scored a 13.200. Belgium’s Nina Derwael claimed the top spot for the balance beam.

On vault, Howard posted a 14.299 for 18th place. The Ukraine’s Igor Radivilov had the top score of 14.916, just ahead of Korea’s Yang Hakeseon (14.900). Armenia’s Artur Davtyan was third (14.849). Howard was 17th on the parallel bars at 13.133. Zou Jingyuan of China tallied a 15.866 for first in the qualification round. Vietnam’s Phuong Thanh Dinh was second at 14.733, edging out Turkey’s Ferhat Arican (14.633). Croatia’s Tin Srbic had the top horizontal bar score (14.333)

Held at the Aspire Dome, the finals schedule is: March 22 – 4 p.m. finals, men’s floor exercise, pommel horse and still rings, and women’s vault and uneven bars; and March 23 – 4 p.m. finals, men’s vault, parallel bars, horizontal bar; women’s balance beam, floor exercise. All times are local to Doha, which is seven hours ahead of the U.S. Eastern time zone.

NBC Sports and the Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will have coverage of the FIG Gymnastics World Cups in Doha and Birmingham this weekend. Fans can catch all the action in spectacular high definition via NBCSports.com/Live or through the NBC Sports app which is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.

For live scoring, please click here. The online and cable coverage schedule is: March 22, 9 a.m. ET, livestream, and 8 p.m. ET, telecast on the Olympic Channel, with a simulcast; March 23, 9 a.m. ET, livestream, and 6 p.m. ET, telecast on the Olympic Channel with a simulcast; and March 25, 1 p.m. ET, telecast on NBCSN with a simulcast.

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