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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Mikaela Shiffrin heads to world championships with medal records in sight

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Before Mikaela Shiffrin can hold the World Cup wins record, she can become the most decorated Alpine skier in modern world championships history.

Shiffrin takes a respite from World Cup pursuits for the biennial world championships in France. She is expected to race at least four times, beginning with Monday’s combined.

Shiffrin has a tour-leading 11 World Cup victories in 23 starts this season, her best since her record 17-win 2018-19 campaign, but world championships do not count toward the World Cup.

Shiffrin remains one career victory behind Swede Ingemar Stenmark‘s record 86 World Cup wins until at least her next World Cup start in March.

Shiffrin has been more successful at worlds than at the Olympics and even on the World Cup. She has 11 medals in 13 world championships races dating to her 2013 debut, including making the podium in each of her last 10 events.

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She enters worlds one shy of the modern, post-World War II individual records for total medals (Norway’s Kjetil Andre Aamodt won 12) and gold medals (Austrian Toni Sailer, Frenchwoman Marielle Goitschel and Swede Anja Pärson won seven).

Worlds take place exactly one year after Shiffrin missed the medals in all of her Olympic races, but that’s not motivating her.

“If I learned anything last year, it’s that these big events, they can go amazing, and they can go terrible, and you’re going to survive no matter what,” she said after her most recent World Cup last Sunday. “So I kind of don’t care.”

Shiffrin ranks No. 1 in the world this season in the giant slalom (Feb. 16 at worlds) and slalom (Feb. 18).

This year’s combined is one run of super-G coupled with one run of slalom (rather than one downhill and one slalom), which also plays to her strengths. She won that event, with that format, at the last worlds in 2021. The combined isn’t contested on the World Cup, so it’s harder to project favorites.

Shiffrin is also a medal contender in the super-G (Feb. 8), despite starting just two of five World Cup super-Gs this season (winning one of them).

She is not planning to race the downhill (Feb. 11), which she often skips on the World Cup and has never contested at a worlds. Nor is she expected for the individual parallel (Feb. 15), a discipline she hasn’t raced in three years in part due to the strain it puts on her back with the format being several runs for the medalists.

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Lucas Braathen, world’s top male slalom skier, in doubt for world championships

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Norway’s Lucas Braathen, the world’s top male slalom skier this season, is doubtful to compete in the world championships slalom on Feb. 19 after appendix surgery on Tuesday.

“It’s been a tough couple of days fighting after surprisingly finding out about quite an intense infection on my appendix,” Braathen, a 22-year-old soccer convert with a Brazilian mom, posted on social media. “I’ve been through surgery and I’m blessed that it went successfully.”

The Norway Alpine skiing team doctor said Braathen’s recovery will take a few weeks, but there is a small possibility he can make it back for the world championships slalom, which is on the final day of the two-week competition.

Braathen has two slalom wins and one giant slalom win this World Cup season. He will miss Saturday’s slalom in Chamonix, France, the last race before worlds. Countryman Henrik Kristoffersen and Swiss Daniel Yule can overtake him atop the World Cup slalom standings in Chamonix.

Braathen entered last year’s Olympics as the World Cup slalom leader and skied out in the first run at the Games.

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