Gymnastics

Three U.S. gymnasts win awards in device finals at big showdowns

Three American gymnasts won awards during this present end of the week’s contraption finals at the big showdowns in Kitakyushu, Japan. Stephen Nedoroscik, who just passed up a spot in the Tokyo Olympic group, featured the U.S. group’s presentation with a gold decoration in the handle horse last Saturday. Leanne Wong (bronze on floor) and Brody Malone (bronze on high bar) additionally completed their big showdowns on the decoration platform.

A couple of months in the wake of remaining at home throughout the Summer Games, Nedoroscik had this chance and acquired the United States’ first big showdown title on pulverize horse. Nedoroscik portrayed his outing to Japan as a “truly harsh excursion” that included lost visas and an ailment.

This late spring, Nedoroscik and Alec Yoder, one more American knob horse subject matter expert, tested for the United States’ solitary Olympic recognize that the public group staff wanted to load up with an expert who had decoration potential on a particular contraption. (The four-part group was comprised of all-arounders, while this extra spot was for an athlete who might contend as a person in Tokyo.) Nedoroscik and Yoder, who have two of the best knob horse sets on the planet, acquired comparable scores at nationals. However at that point Yoder hit the two days at the preliminaries while Nedoroscik fell on the premiere night. Yoder, 24, gotten the Olympic billet, completing 6th on the contraption in Tokyo and afterward fifth at the big showdowns.

Nedoroscik is the third American to win a big showdowns award on this contraption, joining Kurt Thomas (silver in 1979) and Alexander Artemev (bronze in 2006). With a 15.266, Nedoroscik, 22, completed a bigger number of than three-tenths of a point in front of silver medalists Weng Hao of China and Kazuma Kaya of Japan. Yoder was less than two-tenths from medaling.

Nedoroscik’s gold, alongside Malone’s bronze on high bar, comes after the U.S. men didn’t award at this present summer’s Olympics. Malone barely missed an award on high bar in Tokyo, completing fourth, however at this big showdowns, he protected the bronze with a 14.966 in the wake of edging Italy’s Carlo Macchini on a sudden death round.

Yul Moldauer, a 25-year-old individual from the Tokyo Olympic group, additionally had a solid appearance in Kitakyushu, completing fourth in the inside and out, only a couple of tenths from the bronze award notwithstanding a fall on rings, and fifth on equal bars. Four of the five American men in Tokyo were at the Olympics interestingly, and their strong exhibitions at the big showdowns offer confidence as the United States begins its groundwork for the 2024 Paris Games.

On the ladies’ side, Wong (silver) and Kayla DiCello (bronze) procured decorations in the overall last. Wong, 18, followed her amazing appearance Thursday with a bronze decoration on floor, scoring a 13.833 during the last day of contest. She additionally contended in the pillar last and completed fourth. DiCello, a 17-year-old who trains at Hill’s Gymnastics in Gaithersburg, Md., fell on bar (eighth spot) and missed the platform by two-tenths on floor (fifth spot). Wong and DiCello were substitutes for the Tokyo Olympic group and had never contended at the big showdowns.

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