COTTBUS, Germany, March 15, 2014 – 2013 World Championships still rings bronze medalist Brandon Wynn of Voorhees, N.J./Team Hilton HHonors (U.S. Olympic Training Center), was fifth in the still rings final at the Cottbus (Germany) World Cup. The USA’s Chris Brooks of Houston/Team Hilton HHonors (Cypress), and Josh Dixon of Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Olympic Training Center, will compete tomorrow on the final day of the International Gymnastics Federation World Challenge Cup event. Brooks will participate in the parallel bar and horizontal bar finals, and Dixon also will compete in the high bar final.
Wynn, who competed second in the rotation, performed a solid routine and his stuck dismount that featured a stretched double somersault with a full twist earned a 15.425 and fifth place. Denis Abliazin of Russia won the title at 15.700, followed by Eleftherios Petrounias of Greece at 15.650. Japan’s Koji Yamamuro and Russia’s Aleksandr Balandin tied for third at 15.450.
The other champions from today’s finals are: men –Abliazin, floor exercise, and Krisztian Berki of Hungary, pommel horse: and women – Janine Berger of Germany, vault, and Sophie Scheder of Germany, uneven bars.