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Gymnastics worlds men’s all-around, event final qualifiers

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Here are the World Gymnastics Championships men’s finals qualifiers for the all-around (Thursday) and apparatus finals (Saturday and Sunday):

1. Manrique Larduet (CUB) — 86.699 (2015 World silver medalist)
2. Xiao Ruoteng (CHN) — 86.297
3. David Belyavskiy (RUS) — 85.839
4. Kenzo Shirai (JPN) — 85.697
5. Oleg Verniaiev (UKR) — 85.431 (2016 Olympic silver medalist)
6. Lin Chaopan (CHN) — 84.515
7. Yul Moldauer (USA) — 84.331
8. Nile Wilson (GBR) — 83.832
9. Pablo Braegger (SUI) — 83.798
10. Ahmet Onder (TUR) — 82.798
11. Nikita Nagornyy (RUS) — 82.598
12. Jossimar Calvo (COL) — 82.399
13. Ferhat Arican (TUR) — 82.298
14. Caio Souza (BRA) — 81.548
15. Artur Davtyan (ARM) — 81.364
16. Marios Georgiou (CYP) — 81.232
17. Philipp Herder (GER) — 79.831
18. Kevin Cerda (MEX) — 79.232
19. Eddy Yusof (SUI) — 79.064
20. Tomas Kuzmickas (LTU) — 78.997
21. Robert Tvorogal (LTU) — 78.964
22. Bae Garam (KOR) — 78.699
23. Zachary Clay (CAN) — 78.632
24. Joel Plata Rodriguez (ESP) — 77.432
Did Not Qualify: Kohei Uchimura (JPN — 2012, 2016 Olympic champion, injured)

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1. Kenzo Shirai (JPN) — 15.766 (2013, 2015 World champion)
2. Donnell Whittenburg (USA) — 15.033
3. Yul Moldauer (USA) — 14.7
4. Artem Dolgopyat (ISR) — 14.666
5. Kim Hansol (KOR) — 14.666
6. Manrique Larduet (CUB) — 14.466
7. Bram Verhofstad (NED) — 14.433
8. Milad Karimi (KAZ) — 14.325
9. Tomas Gonzalez (CHI) — 14.266
Did Not Qualify: Max Whitlock (GBR — 2016 Olympic champion)

1. Epke Zonderland (NED) — 14.433 (2012 Olympic champion)
2. Pablo Braegger (SUI) — 14.433
3. Tin Srbic (CRO) — 14.366
4. Oliver Hegi (SUI) — 14.333
5. David Belyavskiy (RUS) — 14.208
6. Bart Deurloo (NED) — 14.033
7. Randy Leru (CUB) — 14
8. Hidetaka Miyachi (JPN) — 13.966
Did Not Qualify: Kohei Uchimura (JPN — 2015 World champion, injured)

1. Oleg Verniaiev (UKR) — 15.466 (2016 Olympic champion)
2. Zou Jingyuan (CHN) — 15.233
3. Manrique Larduet (CUB) — 15.2
4. David Belyavskiy (RUS) — 15.066 (2016 Olympic bronze medalist)
5. Lin Chaopan (CHN) — 15 (2013 co-World champion)
6. Ferhat Arican (TUR) — 14.933
7. Marcel Nguyen (GER) — 14.933 (2012 Olympic silver medalist)
8. Pablo Braegger (SUI) — 14.8

1. Max Whitlock (GBR) — 15.3 (2016 Olympic champion)
2. Weng Hao (CHN) — 15.033
3. Alex Naddour (USA) — 14.966 (2016 Olympic bronze medalist)
4. Xiao Ruoteng (CHN) — 14.866
5. Oleg Verniaiev (UKR) — 14.733
6. David Belyavskiy (RUS) — 14.666
7. Saso Bertoncelj (SLO) — 14.525
8. Harutyun Merdinyan (ARM) — 14.433 (2015 co-World bronze medalist)
Did Not Qualify: Filip Ude (CRO — 2008 Olympic silver medalist, 2014 World silver medalist)

1. Eleftherios Petrounias (GRE) — 15.4 (2016 Olympic champion)
2. Denis Ablyazin (RUS) — 15.333 (2016 Olympic bronze medalist)
3. Ibrahim Colak (TUR) — 15.033
4. Samir Ait Said (FRA) — 14.966
5. Liu Yang (CHN) — 14.8 (2015 World bronze medalist)
6. Courtney Tulloch (GBR) — 14.766
7. Igor Radivilov (UKR) — 14.733
8. Arthur Zanetti (BRA) — 14.7 (2012 Olympic champion)

1. Yang Hak-Seon (KOR) — 15.283 (2012 Olympic champion)
2. Kenzo Shirai (JPN) — 14.949 (2016 Olympic bronze medalist)
3. Marian Dragulescu (ROU) — 14.866 (2001, 2005, 2006, 2009 World champion)
4. Keisuke Asato (JPN) — 14.716
5. Zachari Hrimeche (FRA) — 14.699
6. Igor Radivilov (UKR) — 14.67 (2012 Olympic bronze medalist)
7. Kim Hansol (KOR) — 14.649
8. Jorge Vega Lopez (GUA) — 14.616
Did Not Qualify: Donnell Whittenburg (USA — 2015 World bronze medalist)

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Sochi gold medalist Jamie Anderson makes another Olympics

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BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — Jamie Anderson will be headed to the 2018 Olympics to defend her gold medal, and she’s hoping to bring some big tricks with her.

By finishing in second place, best among U.S. slopestyle riders, at Dew Tour Breckenridge, Anderson has confirmed her nomination to the U.S. Olympic snowboard team for both slopestyle and big air.

The Breckenridge event served as the third of five selection events for the slopestyle and big air team.

On her second and third runs, Anderson attempted to up the ante by adding a cab double underflip — one of the most progressive tricks in women’s slopestyle snowboarding right now.

She washed out on both attempts but was able to finish on the podium based on the strength of her first run.

The cab double underflip is a new trick for Anderson this season. She learned it earlier this year and then landed it in a contest for the first time back in August.

It’s also a trick that U.S. teammate Julia Marino and Austria’s Anna Gasser had dialed in last season when they beat Anderson at several contests.

“When I was asked about double corks three years ago, I think I said there was no way in hell I ever want to do double corks,” Anderson said. “And then, with a lot of the other girls slowly getting their double corks together, I started to shift my mindset and realize that we also are capable of doing these tricks.”

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So far, she’s only landed the trick a handful of times. And in the process of learning it, she’s endured some rough crashes that have upped the fear factor of the trick for her.

“I still feel pretty not-that-comfortable going upside-down twice, but it’s fun and it’s starting to click a little bit more,” she said.

Defending her slopestyle gold medal in PyeongChang will be no easy task for Anderson.

Gasser has been dominant over the last year thanks in part to her mastery of the cab double underflip, and Canada’s Spencer O’Brien has put her name in the mix as well after taking the victory in Breckenridge.

Anderson will also have a chance to compete in big air in PyeongChang, though her strongest results have historically come in slopestyle.

Hailey Langland (fourth place) and Marino (sixth place) finished second and third among Americans in Breckenridge.

Both will be expected to secure spots on the team at one of the next two selection events. A fourth spot on the team could be awarded at the discretion of the coaches.

U.S. Olympic Qualifying Standings
Big Air/Slopestyle 
(through three of five events)
1. Red Gerard — 1,400*
2. Chris Corning — 1,200*
3. Chandler Hunt — 1,160*
4. Kyle Mack — 1,000*
5. Judd Henkes — 1000

1. Jamie Anderson — 2,000* QUALIFIED
2. Julia Marino — 1,600*
2. Hailey Langland — 1,600*
4. Jessika Jenson — 1,050
5. Ty Walker — 1,000
*Has automatic qualifying minimum of one top-three result.

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Breckenridge Finals (all times Eastern)
Men’s Ski Halfpipe — 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Women’s Ski Halfpipe — 12:45-1:30 p.m.
Men’s Snowboard Halfpipe — 2:30-3:45 p.m.
Women’s Snowboard Halfpipe — 4:15-5 p.m.

Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle — 11-11:45 a.m.
Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle — 12:15-1:30 p.m.
Men’s Ski Slopestyle — 2:30-3:45 p.m.
Women’s Ski Slopestyle — 4:15-5 p.m.

Lindsey Vonn wins 78th World Cup race (video)

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Lindsey Vonn‘s latest comeback victory, one that reinvigorated her Olympic medal hopes, came at the venue where her Olympic bid died four years ago.

Vonn overcame early season back and knee troubles to win her 78th World Cup race — and first in nearly 11 months — a super-G in Val d’Isere, France on Saturday. NBCSN will air coverage at 5 p.m. ET.

“I guess I’m not a washed-up old hag,” Vonn said, according to the U.S. Ski Team. “I think I proved myself, and karma definitely comes back around. I’ve got some good karma coming my way.”

She prevailed by .31 of a second over Italian Sofia Goggia and .39 over Norwegian Ragnhild Mowinckel. Vonn has won World Cups here six times before, earning cows as prizes.

Vonn put in a scare, nearly skiing out at the bottom of the course, but let out her usual victory screams in the finish area and grabbed a TV camera, repeating, “Yes!”

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Vonn is now eight victories shy of the record she covets — retired Swede Ingemar Stenmark‘s 86 career World Cup wins. She has said she hopes to break the record by the end of next season, after which she may retire.

First, her Olympic return in PyeongChang, four years after missing Sochi. The final straw came at this French resort in December 2013, where Vonn skied out with MCL and joint damage on top of a previous ACL tear.

Vonn’s PyeongChang medal hopes rode a roller coaster the last year.

A broken arm in a Nov. 10, 2016 crash. A win in her second race back in January, plus podiums at the world championships and at the Olympic venue in February and March.

Then a crash and a fall in two of her first three speed races this season. And last Saturday’s back injury and the images of being helped to walk with supporting poles in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

She withdrew from Sunday’s race — which was eventually canceled due to weather — flew to Austria and received therapy.

“It was mentally challenging to overcome that and be able to trust myself and push myself, even though I’m maybe not moving as well as I normally do,” Vonn said, adding that her back loosened up Saturday after the first few gates. “That’s been the biggest thing the last few weeks is just keep going, keep fighting, keep trying, keep picking yourself back up.

“I knew that the results would come eventually, but the important thing was just to continue to be tough.”

Vonn’s dad was waiting for her in his first visit to Val d’Isere.

“It was really cute when he was crying in the finish,” she said.

There was reason to doubt Vonn at age 33, given her extensive injury history. Only one woman has won a World Cup race at a more advanced age — Austrian Elisabeth Goergl in 2014.

Now, she has two months to stay healthy before the Olympic speed races, where she is a medal favorite in the downhill and super-G.

“I’m back on track,” she said. “[This win] proves what I already knew, that my skiing is good.”

First up is another World Cup super-G in Val d’Isere on Sunday (4:30 a.m. ET, Olympic Channel, and the NBC Sports app).

World Cup overall leader Mikaela Shiffrin is skipping this weekend’s races to prepare for upcoming slaloms and giant slaloms.

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Val d’Isere Super-G
1. Lindsey Vonn (USA) — 1:04.86
2. Sofia Goggia (ITA) — +.31
3. Ragnhild Mowinckel (NOR) — +.39
8. Laurenne Ross (USA) — +.97
22. Alice McKennis (USA) — +1.62
24. Alice Merryweather (USA) — +2.03
34. Stacey Cook (USA) — +2.63
38. Breezy Johnson (USA) — +2.86
45. Julia Mancuso (USA) — +5.56
DNF. Jackie Wiles (USA)