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Malone leads at midway point of men's competition at U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Gymnastics
posted on 06/24/2021

© John Cheng

ST. LOUIS, June 24, 2021 – Brody Malone of Belfast, Tenn./Stanford University topped the all-around field by nearly a point Thursday at The Dome in St. Louis. The reigning NCAA and U.S. national champion posted an 85.250 on Day 1 to lead all competitors at the midway point of the competition. Shane Wiskus of Spring Park, Minn./U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center (84.300) and Yul Moldauer of Wellington, Colo./5280 Gymnastics (83.650) rounded out the top three, while six-time U.S. all-around champion Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast, Calif./U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center finished the night in fourth.

Mikulak and Malone posted the top score on floor exercise with a 14.600. Specialists Alec Yoder of Indianapolis, Ind./Ohio State University (15.050) and Alex Diab of Glen Ellyn, Ill./University of Illinois led the way on pommel horse and still rings, respectively. Donnell Whittenburg of Baltimore, Md./Salto Gymnastics notched the night's highest scoring vault with a 15.050. Wiskus' 14.500 on parallel bars paced the field, while Malone set the bar on horizontal bar with a 14.450.

The men return to action Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. CT on The Olympic Channel. The broadcast will continue on NBC at 4. The men's Olympic team will be announced at the conclusion of Saturday's competition.

Meanwhile, the women's competition kicks off tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. CT. Tickets for all sessions are available for purchase here.