U.S. Men’s Team final line-up is released for 2018 World Championships
DOHA, Qatar, Oct. 28, 2018 – USA Gymnastics has released the U.S. men’s line-up for the team finals for the 2018 World Championships in Doha, Qatar at the Aspire Dome. The three countries that medal in the team competition advance to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The women’s qualification round wraps up later today, and the men will compete at 4 p.m. Doha time/9 a.m. ET on Oct. 29. U.S. fans can watch the finals live at olympicchannel.com and on the Olympic Channel.
The men’s team includes Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast, California/U.S. Olympic Training Center; Akash Modi of Morganville, New Jersey/Stanford University; Yul Moldauer of Arvada, Colorado/University of Oklahoma; Colin Van Wicklen of Magnolia, Texas/U.S. Olympic Training Center; and Alec Yoder of Indianapolis/Ohio State University. Allan Bower of Chandler, Arizona/University of Oklahoma, is the alternate.
The men will start on pommel horse and will be in the same rotation as Japan. Three gymnasts will compete on each event, with all three scores counting.
Floor exercise: Van Wicklen, Moldauer, Mikulak
Pommel horse: Moldauer, Yoder, Mikulak
Still rings: Modi, Moldauer, Mikulak
Vault: Moldauer, Van Wicklen, Mikulak
Parallel bars: Modi, Moldauer, Mikulak
Horizontal bar: Van Wicklen, Modi, Mikulak
Mikulak and Moldauer will both compete in the men’s all-around on Oct. 31. On Nov. 2, Moldauer and Mikulak are in the floor exercise final, with Mikulak also competing in the pommel horse finals. On Nov. 3, Mikulak will participate in both the parallel bars and horizontal bar finals.
The finals schedule is: Oct. 29, men’s team, 9 a.m. ET; Oct. 30, women’s team, 9 a.m. ET; Oct. 31, men’s all-around, 9 a.m. ET; Nov. 1, women’s all-around; 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.
Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States. The organization is committed to creating a culture that empowers and supports its athletes and focuses on its highest priority, the safety and well-being of the athletes. USA Gymnastics has already taken specific, concrete steps to strengthen its safe sport policies and procedures. The organization’s disciplines include men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, acrobatic gymnastics and gymnastics for all (formerly known as group gymnastics). For more complete information, log on to usagym.org.
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