Mikulak takes fifth in men’s all-around at 2018 World Championships
DOHA, Qatar, Oct. 31, 2018 – Two-time Olympian Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast, California/U.S. Olympic Training Center, finished fifth in the men’s all-around final at the 2018 World Championships in Doha, Qatar, at the Aspire Dome. 2018 American Cup champion Yul Moldauer of Arvada, Colorado/University of Oklahoma, was 12th. 2016 Olympic and three-time World all-around champion Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre, and 2017 World all-around champion Morgan Hurd of Middletown, Del./First State Gymnastics, will compete in the women’s all-around final on Nov. 1 at 4 p.m. Doha time/9 a.m. ET. U.S. fans can watch the finals live at olympicchannel.com and on the Olympic Channel.
Mikulak had a solid round going until a mishap on the horizontal bar. He posted an 85.273 for fifth in the all-around, just finishing behind China’s Sun Wei, who was fourth at 85.898. Moldauer, who also was doing well until his last event, pommel horse, tallied an 81.932 for 12th. Russia’s Artur Dalaloyan and China’s Xiao Ruoteng both earned an 87.598, but Dalaloyan received the gold based on the International Gymnastics Federation’s tie-breaker. Dalaloyan’s teammate Nikita Nagornyy was third (86.331).
U.S. event scores from the all-around competition
Mikulak: all-around, 85.273; floor exercise, 14.400; pommel horse, 14.300; still rings, 14.166; vault, 14.600; parallel bars, 15.441; horizontal bar, 12.366.
Moldauer: all-around, 81.932; floor exercise, 14.333; pommel horse, 12.200; still rings, 13.466; vault, 14.400; parallel bars, 14.500; horizontal bar, 13.033.
On Nov. 2, Moldauer and Mikulak are in the floor exercise final, with Mikulak also competing in the pommel horse final. On Nov. 3, Mikulak will participate in both the parallel bars and horizontal bar finals.
The remaining finals schedule is: Nov. 1, women’s all-around, 9 a.m. ET; Nov. 2, event finals (men – floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings; women – vault, uneven bars), 9 a.m. ET; and Nov. 3, event finals (men – vault, parallel bars, horizontal bar; women – balance beam, floor exercise), 9 a.m. ET. Live scoring is available on the International Gymnastics Federation’s website.
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