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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):

ALL-AROUND
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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FLOOR EXERCISE
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)

HIGH BAR
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)

PARALLEL BARS
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

POMMEL HORSE
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)

STILL RINGS
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)

VAULT
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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Olympic ski cross champion suffers serious knee injury

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Canadian Marielle Thompson, the reigning Olympic and World Cup ski cross champion, ruptured an ACL and MCL in a training crash in Switzerland.

Alpine Canada did not say when the accident happened or what Thompson’s chances are of returning to defend her Olympic title in PyeongChang.

Thompson flew from Switzerland to Vancouver for an MRI that confirmed the injury.

“I’ll be making a plan with my team moving forward and when the time is right getting back on the ski cross course stronger than ever,” Thompson said in a press release.

Thompson, 25, tore a meniscus in January 2015 and returned to competition 11 months later. She won seven of the 13 World Cup races last season.

Other Olympic medal contenders include Swede Sandra Näslund and Swiss Fanny Smith.

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Nathan Chen leads Yuzuru Hanyu at Grand Prix opener (video)

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U.S. champion Nathan Chen hopes to become comfortable in this spot this season — ahead of reigning Olympic and world champion Yuzuru Hanyu in the standings.

The 18-year-old Chen landed two quadruple jumps in his short program at the opening Grand Prix event in Moscow, taking a 5.69-point lead over Hanyu going into Saturday’s free skate.

Two-time world champion Yevgenia Medvedeva of Russia topped the women’s short program with 80.75 points (one tenth off her world record).

Full Rostelecom Cup results are here.

Chen’s tally — 100.54 points — is the second-highest short of his flourishing international career. It would have been higher if not for two of his three jumping passes receiving negative grades of execution for wonky landings.

The Japanese megastar Hanyu fell on his final jump, a triple toe loop, on Friday. No matter, Winnie the Pooh bears rained down on the ice from the adoring crowd, many of whom traveled from Japan.

Hanyu scored 94.85 points, one month after breaking his world record short program score with 112.72 points in a small event in Canada.

“Today I made some mistakes in my short program, but overall it didn’t feel bad,” Hanyu said, according to the International Skating Union.

Hanyu, though he is the current PyeongChang favorite, has never won his season-opening Grand Prix event in seven tries.

Chen has now outscored Hanyu, who is four years older, in four of their last eight head-to-head skates.

Hanyu was better in the two biggest programs at last season’s world championships. Chen placed sixth at worlds in April, perhaps gassed at the end of his first senior season while competing on duct-taped skates.

In the women’s standings, Medvedeva topped Olympic bronze medalist Carolina Kostner of Italy by 6.13 points.

American Mirai Nagasu landed a triple Axel that was called under rotated and fell on her other two jumping passes. She ended up ninth, two spots behind U.S. bronze medalist Mariah Bell.

In the short dance, two-time world medalists and U.S. champions Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani tallied 77.30 points.

The siblings lead by .97 over Russians Yekaterina Bobrova and Dmitry Soloviyev going into the free dance.

Russians are one-two in pairs. World bronze medalists Yevgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov lead Olympic silver medalists Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov by 5.49.

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Rostelecom Cup
Men’s Short
1. Nathan Chen (USA) — 100.54
2. Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN) — 94.85
3. Dmitriy Aliyev (RUS) — 88.77
11. Grant Hochstein (USA) — 67.56

Women’s Short
1. Yevgenia Medvedeva (RUS) — 80.75
2. Carolina Kostner (ITA) — 74.64
3. Wakaba Higuchi (JPN) — 69.60
7. Mariah Bell (USA) — 63.85
9. Mirai Nagasu (USA) — 56.15

Short Dance
1. Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani (USA) — 77.30
2. Yekaterina Bobrova/Dmitry Soloviyev (RUS) — 76.33
3. Alexandra Stepanova/Ivan Bukin (RUS) — 71.32
7. Rachel Parsons/Michael Parsons (USA) — 59.41

Pairs Short
1. Yevgenia Tarasova/Vladimir Morozov (RUS) — 76.88
2. Ksenia Stolbova/Fedor Klimov (RUS) — 71.39
3. Valentina Marchei/Ondřej Hotárek (ITA) — 68.48
7. Marissa Castelli/Mervin Tran (USA) — 54.37