TOKYO, April 14, 2018 – 2017 U.S. balance beam and floor exercise bronze medalist Trinity Thomas of York, Pa./Prestige Gymnastics, and two-time Olympian and four-time U.S. all-around champion Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast, Calif./U.S. Olympic Training Center, won the silver and bronze medals, respectively, today at the Tokyo World Cup. Held at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, the event is the finale of the International Gymnastics Federation’s all-around World Cup series.
Thomas posted a 54.533 in the all-around to win the silver medal behind Japan’s Mai Murakami, who totaled a 56.532. France’s Melanie Jesus Dos Santos was the bronze medalist with at 53.998 total. Thomas earned scores of 14.033, vault; 14.000, uneven bars; 13.100, balance beam; and 13.400, floor exercise.
In the men’s competition, Mikulak’s 84.098 earned the bronze. World all-around bronze medalist Kenzo Shirai of Japan was the champion, earning an 86.064 total in the all-around, while his teammate Wataru Tanigawa won the silver with an 84.399. Mikulak’s individual scores were 14.000, floor exercise; 13.366, pommel horse; 13.566, still rings; 14.566, vault; 14.100, parallel bars; and 14.500, horizontal bar.