Many, including me, doubted that the Americans would score as well as they did in Antwerp. Nor have much of a chance for medals.
The U.S. Men looked GREAT.
Final Worlds medal count:
USA 4 … NCAA trained = 3
Floor 2nd. Jacob Dalton 6.700 + 8.900 = 15.600
Rings 3rd. Brandon Wynn 6.700 + 8.966 = 15.666
Vault 2nd. Steven Legendre 15.249 Final
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Tamayo a little suspect that time. … What’s the value of “Biles?”
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The judging panel decided his L-cross press to inverted cross was piked in the Final. Layout in prelims. Thus the 0.1 difference in start value.
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John Orozco, who trains at the USOTC was 3rd on P Bars. (15.533)
AND for most of the competition it seemed destiny that Michigan’s Samuel Mikulak would finish 2nd AA. One mistake dropped him to 6th.