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2018 World Gymnastics Championships men’s finals qualifiers

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Full list of men’s qualifiers (with qualifying scores) for the world gymnastics championships team final (Monday), all-around final (Wednesday) and apparatus finals (Friday and Saturday) …

Team Qualifying
1. Russia — 258.402
2. China — 257.836
3. Japan — 253.312
4. United States — 250.362
5. Great Britain — 249.836
6. Brazil — 246.961
7. Netherlands — 245.663
8. Switzerland — 245.186

All-Around Qualifying
1. Xiao Ruoteng (CHN) — 87.332 (2017 World champion)
2. Nikita Nagornyy (RUS) — 87.098
3. Sam Mikulak (USA) — 86.598
4. Artur Dalaloyan (RUS) — 84.572
5. Sun Wei (CHN) — 84.007
6. Kenzo Shirai (JPN) — 83.864 (2017 World bronze medalist)
7. James Hall (GBR) — 83.198
8. Kazuma Kaya (JPN) — 82.915
9. Caio Souza (BRA) — 82.331
10. Nestor Abad (ESP) — 81.507
11. Brinn Bevan (GBR) — 81.291
12. Carlos Edriel Yulo (PHI) — 81.230
13. Ahmet Onder (TUR) — 80.999
14. Pablo Braegger (SUI) — 80.764
15. Lukas Dauser (GER) — 80.539
16. Oleg Verniaiev (UKR) — 80.522 (2016 Olympic silver medalist)
17. Yul Moldauer (USA) — 80.365
18. Oliver Hegi (SUI) — 80.248
19. Andrei Muntaen (ROU) — 80.224
20. Park Min-Soo (KOR) — 79.965
21. Rene Cournoyer (CAN) — 79.698
22. Marcel Nguyen (GER) — 79.697 (2012 Olympic silver medalist)
23. Ferhat Arican (TUR) — 79.465
24. Marios Georgiou (CYP) — 79.332

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Floor Exercise Qualifying
1. Artur Dalaloyan (RUS) — 14.833
2. Kenzo Shirai (JPN) — 14.833 (Three-time world champion)
3. Nikita Nagornyy (RUS) — 14.800
4. Carlos Edriel Yulo (PHI) — 14.766
5. Ahmet Onder (TUR) — 14.533
6. Yul Moldauer (USA) — 14.433 (2017 World bronze medalist)
7. Artem Dolgopyat (ISR) — 14.400 (2017 World silver medalist)
8. Kazuma Kaya (JPN) — 14.333
8. Sam Mikulak (USA) — 14.333

High Bar Qualifying
1. Kohei Uchimura (JPN) — 14.6 (2015 World champion)
2. Sam Mikulak (USA) — 14.566
3. Xiao Ruoteng (CHN) — 14.433
4. Epke Zonderland (NED) — 14.4 (2012 Olympic champion)
5. Tin Srbic (CRO) — 14.3 (2017 World champion)
6. Deng Shudi (CHN) — 14.3
7. Tang Chia-Hung (TPE) — 14.2
8. Artur Dalaloyan (RUS) — 14.166

Parallel Bars Qualifying
1. Zou Jingyuan (CHN) — 15.8 (2017 World champion)
2. Oleg Verniaiev (UKR) — 15.458 (2016 Olympic champion)
3. Lin Chaopan (CHN) — 15.266
4. Jossimar Calvo (COL) — 15.1
5. Artur Dalaloyan (RUS) — 15.041
6. David Belyavskiy (RUS) — 15.033 (2016 Olympic bronze medalist)
6. Sam Mikulak (USA) — 15.033
8. Lukas Dauser (GER) — 14.933

Pommel Horse Qualifying
1. Max Whitlock (GBR) — 14.966 (2016 Olympic champion)
2. Xiao Ruoteng (CHN) — 14.633
3. Nariman Kurbanov (KAZ) — 14.466
4. Cyril Tommasone (FRA) — 14.241 (Two-time world medalist)
5. Sam Mikulak (USA) — 14.133
6. Nikita Nagornyy (RUS) — 14.0
7. David Belyavskiy (RUS) — 14.0 (2017 World silver medalist)
8. Lee Chih-Kai (TPE) — 13.7

Still Rings Qualifying
1. Eleftherios Petrounias (GRE) — 15.266 (2016 Olympic champion)
2. Arthur Zanetti (BRA) — 15.033 (2012 Olympic champion)
3. Artur Tovmasyan (ARM) — 14.866
4. Igor Radivilov (UKR) — 14.733
5. Vahagn Davtyan (ARM) — 14.666
6. Marco Lodadio (ITA) — 14.666
7. Nikita Simonov (AZE) — 14.633
7. Nikita Nagornyy (RUS) — 14.633

Vault Qualifying
1. Ri Se Gwang (PRK) — 14.966 (2016 Olympic champion)
2. Artur Dalaloyan (RUS) — 14.766
3. Artur Davtyan (ARM) — 14.750
4. Nikita Nagornyy (RUS) — 14.683
5. Dominick Cunningham (GBR) — 14.616
6. Caio Souza (BRA) — 14.583
7. Kenzo Shirai (JPN) — 14.566 (2017 World champion)
8. Shek Wai Hung (HKG) — 14.533

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Does Lance Armstrong believe doping contributed to cancer?

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Lance Armstrong said on Sunday’s ESPN film “Lance” that he didn’t know whether he got testicular cancer because of his doping in the early-to-mid 1990s.

“I don’t know the answer to that,” he said. “And I don’t want to say no because I don’t think that’s right, either. I don’t know if it’s yes or no, but I certainly wouldn’t say no. The only thing I will tell you is the only time in my life that I ever did growth hormone was the 1996 season [before being diagnosed with moderate to advanced cancer in October 1996]. So just in my head, I’m like ‘growth, growing, hormones and cells.’ Like, if anything good needs to be grown, it does. But wouldn’t it also make sense that if anything bad is there, that it, too, would grow?”

Armstrong was asked a similar question by Oprah Winfrey in his January 2013 doping confession.

“Do you think that banned substances contributed to you getting cancer?” Winfrey asked.

“I don’t think so,” Armstrong said then. “I’m not a doctor, I’ve never had a doctor tell me that or suggest that to me personally, but I don’t believe so.”

That was not the first time doping and cancer were part of the same conversation.

Teammate Frankie Andreu and then-fiancee Betsy said that Armstrong told a doctor on Oct. 27, 1996, at Indiana University Hospital that he had taken performance-enhancing drugs; EPO, testosterone, growth hormone, cortisone and steroids.

Armstrong said he probably began doping at age 21, in 1992 or 1993.

“I remember when we were on a training ride in 2002, Lance told me that [Michele] Ferrari [the infamous doctor who provided performance-enhancing drugs] had been paranoid that he had helped cause the cancer and became more conservative after that,” former teammate Floyd Landis said in 2011, according to Sports Illustrated.

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Cortina requests to postpone Alpine skiing worlds from 2021 to 2022

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The Italian Winter Sports Federation was making a formal request on Monday to postpone next year’s world Alpine skiing championships in Cortina d’Ampezzo until March 2022.

Italian Olympic Committee president Giovanni Malagò revealed the plans during an interview with RAI state TV on Sunday night.

Considering the fallout in Italy from the coronavirus pandemic, Malagò said “this is the best solution” in order to avoid the championships being canceled or shortened.

“It’s a decision in which we both lose but we realize this is the best — or maybe the only thing — to do,” Malago said.

The Italian federation confirmed that the proposal would be presented during an International Ski Federation (FIS) board meeting Monday. The Italian federation added that the decision to make the proposal was made jointly by the organizing committee in Cortina, the Veneto region and the Italian government.

It will be up to FIS to decide on any postponement.

Cortina was already forced to cancel the World Cup Finals in March this year due to the advancing virus, which has now accounted for more than 30,000 deaths in Italy.

Moving the worlds to March 2022 would put the event one month after the Beijing Olympics and likely force FIS to cancel that season’s finals in Méribel and Courchevel, France.

The Cortina worlds are currently scheduled for Feb. 7-21, 2021.

Worlds are usually held every other winter, in odd years.

Cortina is also slated to host Alpine events during the 2026 Milan-Cortina Olympics.

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