U.S. Men’s Team line-up for qualifications set for 2018 World Championships
DOHA, Qatar, Oct. 25, 2018 – The line-up for the U.S. men has been finalized for the 2018 World Championships in Doha, Qatar at the Aspire Dome. The men compete on Oct. 26 at 9 a.m. Doha time/2 a.m. ET. At this World Championships, the three countries that medal in the team competition advance to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The women’s qualification round is tomorrow at 6 p.m. Doha time/11 a.m. ET. Fans can watch the qualification rounds live at nbcsports.com/live.
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 vault. Four gymnasts compete on each event, with three scores counting. The fifth-listed gymnast will not compete on that event. On vault, Van Wicklen will compete two vaults as qualification for the vault final.
Floor exercise: Yoder, Van Wicklen, Moldauer, Mikulak, Modi
Pommel horse: Modi, Moldauer, Yoder, Mikulak, Van Wicklen
Still rings: Modi, Yoder, Moldauer, Mikulak, Van Wicklen
Vault: Modi, Moldauer, Van Wicklen, Mikulak, Yoder
Parallel bars: Modi, Yoder, Moldauer, Mikulak, Van Wicklen
Horizontal bar: Moldauer, Van Wicklen, Modi, Mikulak, Yoder
The women’s qualifying round is Subdivision 5 on Oct. 27 at 11 a.m. ET The finals schedule is: Oct. 29, men’s team, 9 p.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.
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