Van Wicklen takes fourth in high bar final at 2019 World Cup on Sunday
posted on 11/24/2019

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COTTBUS, Germany, Nov. 24, 2019 – Colin Van Wicklen of Magnolia, Texas/University of Oklahoma, finished fourth in the horizontal bar final, just missing a medal on the final day of the 2019 World Cup in Cottbus, Germany. Held at the Lausitz Arena, the final day of event finals will be broadcast tape-delayed at 8:30 p.m. ET on the Olympic Channel and NBCSports.com. The event is part of the International Gymnastics Federation’s individual apparatus World Cup Series and the Olympic qualification process.

Van Wicklen earned a 14.033 in the horizontal bar final, taking fourth. Japan’s Hidetaka Miyachi won the title at 14.933. Cyrus’ Ilias Georgiou and Russia’s Alexey Rostov both posted a 14.166, with Georgiou claiming the silver via the tie-break. Van Wicklen tallied a 13.783 average (13.333/14.233) for eighth in the vault final. Ukraine’s Igor Radivilov captured the vault gold at 14.849. The Dominican Republic’s Audrys Nin Reyes was second with a 14.754, followed by Belarus’ Yahor Sharamkou (14.749). After both posted a 15.400, Ukraine’s Oleg Verniaiev won the tie-breaker to snare the parallel bars gold over China’s You Hao. Russia’s Vladislav Poliashov was third (15.366).

Earlier in the competition, Van Wicklen finished seventh in the floor exercise final, and Stephen Nedoroscik of Worcester, Mass./Pennsylvania State University, was eighth in the pommel horse final. Donnell Whittenburg of Baltimore, Md./U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center, withdrew from competition due to an injured foot. No U.S. women competed in this event.