Just the Good Stuff: Men’s Qualification Day 1

What you need to know, in quick, easily digestible bullet points.

  • 2017’s 4th-place finisher David Belyavskiy will miss the all-around final (save some last minute Galiyevaing) after falling on floor and finishing 3rd among the Russians.
  • Nikita Nagornyy leads the all-around after day 1 with 87.098.
  • Russia is good.
  • Carlos Yulo of the Philippines is 18 years old, destroyed the all-around with 81.230 to sit 5th (4th after 2-per), is a perfect little hummingbird, and should make vault and floor finals
  • Epke Zonderland leads high bar with 14.400
  • Casimir Schmidt and Bart Deurloo each hit all five of their events like princes, with counting scores on each one, to lead the team
  • Switzerland struggled in a few places but still sit in 3rd with a solid shot to make the team final
  • Oliver Hegi fell on his Def and will miss the high bar final
  • Oleg is kind of. He leads PBars with 15.458 and will make that final, but he struggled on horse and high bar for 80.522 in the all-around.
  • Igor Radivilov missed his hand on his Dragulescu, did only a double front, and sat it, opting not to do a second vault because LIFE.
  • Igor needed 15.050 on that vault for Ukraine to pass Switzerland for 3rd place. Alas, Ukraine sits on the bubble in 4th.
  • With China, Japan, the US, and GB still to compete tomorrow, no one currently below 4th will advance to the team final.
  • Kazakhstan is in 7th. Go ahead on, Kazakhstan. Nariman Kurbanov leads pommel horse, so that’s probably a name we should learn.
  • We will likely have no Croatians in the pommel horse final. WHAT?
  • Shatilov will not make the floor final.
  • Marian Dragulescu did not attempt 2 vaults and will make no finals
  • European bronze medalists France counted a 10 on pommel horse and will not make the team final
  • Ri Se Gwang chucked his body into the ether randomly and it worked out, so he’s in 1st place on vault. His body shape on those vaults remains unclear.
  • Manrique Larduet will not compete the all-around tomorrow
  • Akash Modi is no longer in the all-around lineup for the US and will not compete floor tomorrow. Sam Mikulak and Yul Moldauer will do AA.


4 thoughts on “Just the Good Stuff: Men’s Qualification Day 1”

  1. Akash was never, ever in the all-around. He’s spent the last few weeks dealing with an ankle sprain, so he’s happy to just be competing.

  2. Can Germany beat Ukraine’s score to qualify as the 8th team? It’s nice to see Oleg back even if he’s still a shadow of his potential self. At least he can go for gold on PB. I don’t see Russia bumping Nagornyy or Dalaloyan for Belyavskiy.

  3. Anyone notice Twitter on Friday – Simone sent the night in the E.R. with kidney stones waging a battle with them and she apparently came out on top as “her team needs her” so the stones will need to wait their turn. 😉

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