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2019 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 (Wednesday), all-around final (Friday) and apparatus finals (Saturday and Sunday) 

Team Qualifying
1. Russia — 259.928
2. China — 258.354
3. Japan — 258.026
4. Ukraine — 253.528
5. Great Britain — 252.409
6. Switzerland — 251.400
7. United States — 250.359
8. Taiwan — 250.093

All-Around Qualifying
1. Nikita Nagornyy (RUS) — 87.333
2. Artur Dalaloyan (RUS)  — 86.531
3. Xiao Ruoteng (CHN)  — 85.831
4. Kaya Kazuma (JPN)  — 85.731
5. Sun Wei (CHN)  — 84.899
6. Petro Pakhniuk (UKR)  — 84.598
7. Lee Chih Kai (TPE)  — 84.481
8. Oleg Verniaiev (UKR)  — 84.299
9. Pablo Braegger (SUI)  — 83.505
10. Yul Moldauer (USA) — 82.898
11. Oliver Hegi (SUI) — 82.831
12. Andreas Toba (GER) — 82.781
13. Tang Chia-Hung (TPE) — 82.763
14. Joe Fraser (GBR) — 82.565
15. Kim Hansol (KOR) — 82.431
16. Yulo Carlos Edriel (PHI) — 82.164
17. Abad Nestor (ESP) — 81.932
18. James Hall (GBR) — 81.930
19. Manrique Larduet (CUB) — 81.898
20. Caio Souza (BRA) — 81.897
21. Lee Junghyo (KOR) — 81.830
22. Ludovico Edalli (ITA) — 81.698
23. Milad Karimi (KAZ) — 81.599
24. Sam Mikulak (USA) — 81.598

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Horizontal Bar Qualifying
1. Tang Chia-Hung (TPE) — 14.933
2. Sam Mikulak (USA) — 14.866
3. Tin Srbic (CRO) — 14.833
4. Arthur Mariano (BRA) — 14.600
5. Artur Dalaloyan (RUS) — 14.433
6. Lin Chaopan (CHN) — 14.433
7. Tyson Bull (AUS) — 14.366
8. Daiki Hashimoto (JPN) — 14.366

Parallel Bars Qualifying
1. Lukas Dauser (GER) — 15.033
2. Petro Pakhniuk (UKR) — 15.033
3. Joe Fraser (GBR) — 15.000
4. Xiao Ruoteng (CHN) — 14.966
5. Ferhat Arican (TUR) — 14.933
6. Sun Wei (CHN) — 14.800
7. Ahmet Onder (TUR) — 14.800
8. Kazuma Kaya (JPN) — 14.800

Vault Qualifying
1. Yang Hakseon (KOR) — 14.933
2. Artur Dalaloyan (RUS) — 14.716
3. Shek Wai Hung (HKG) — 14.666
4. Igor Radvilov (UKR) — 14.666
5. Le Thang Tung (VIE) — 14.633
6. Marian Dragulescu (ROU) — 14.624
7. Nikita Nagornyy (RUS) — 14.616
8. Dominick Cunningham (GBR) — 14.566

Floor Exercise Qualifying
1. Artem Dolgopyat (ISR) — 15.033
2. Lin Chaopan (CHN) — 14.933
3. Nikita Nagornyy (RUS) — 14.900
4. Xiao Ruoteng (CHN) — 14.833
5. Artur Dalaloyan (RUS) — 14.733
6. Kim Hansol (KOR) — 14.666
7. Yulo Carlos Edriel (PHI) — 14.633
8. Dominick Cunningham (GBR) — 14.600

Pommel Horse Qualifying
1. Max Whitlock (GBR) — 15.266
2. Rhys McClenaghan (IRL) — 15.200
3. Lee Chih Kai (TPE) — 14.966
4. Zou Jingyuan (CHN) — 14.958
5. Daiki Hashimoto (JPN) — 14.883
6. Shiao Yu-Jan (TPE) — 14.683
7. Cyril Tommasone (FRA) — 14.666
t-8. Kazuma Kaya (JPN) — 14.633
t-8. David Belyavskiy (RUS) — 14.633

Rings Qualifying
1. Ibrahim Colak (TUR) — 14.858
2. Arthur Zanetti (BRA) — 14.700
3. Samir Ait Said (FRA) — 14.700
4. Eleftherios Petrounias (GRE) — 14.700
5. Marco Lodadio (ITA) — 14.666
6. Denis Abliazin (RUS) — 14.600
7. Nick Klessing (GER) — 14.566
8. Artur Tovmasyan (ARM) — 14.566

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Bernard Lagat commits to Olympic marathon trials, eyes age record

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Bernard Lagat, a 44-year-old, five-time Olympian, reportedly said he will race the Olympic marathon trials on Feb. 29 in a bid to break his own record as the oldest U.S. Olympic runner.

“I feel like I can still improve,” Lagat said, according to Runner’s World. “I’m going to give it my best.”

Lagat, a two-time Olympic 1500m medalist, moved to the marathon after becoming the oldest U.S. Olympic runner in history at the Rio Games, placing fifth in the 5000m.

He clocked 2:17:20 in his 26.2-mile debut at the 2018 New York City Marathon. He lowered it to 2:12:10 at the Gold Coast Marathon in Australia on July 7 but did not previously commit to entering the trials.

If Lagat finishes in the top three at the marathon trials, he is in line to become the third-oldest U.S. Olympic track and field athlete in history. The oldest are race walker John Deni (49 years old in 1952) and hammer thrower Matt McGrath (48 years old in 1924), according to the OlyMADMen.

Lagat ranks outside the top 20 among U.S. marathoners in this Olympic cycle. The fastest are Galen Rupp (2:06:07), Leonard Korir (2:07:56, from Sunday’s Amsterdam Marathon) and Scott Fauble (2:09:09).

No American has competed in six Olympics in track and field. Lagat’s first two Olympic appearances were for Kenya.

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Natalie Geisenberger, Olympic luge champion, will not race this season

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For the first time in eight years, there will be a new World Cup women’s luge champion.

Germany’s Natalie Geisenberger — the seven-time defending champion and two-time defending Olympic singles gold medalist — announced that she isn’t sliding this season because she and her husband are expecting their first child in April.

“Our happiness is on the way,” Geisenberger said on her Facebook page.

Geisenberger plans to return next season and still has hopes to compete at the 2022 Beijing Olympics, where she could match fellow German great Georg Hackl’s feat of winning three consecutive singles golds.

With Geisenberger not sliding this season, the top returning women from last year’s World Cup standings now are Julia Taubitz of Germany and Summer Britcher of the U.S. — second and third, respectively, in 2018-19.

Geisenberger has a luge record-tying four Olympic golds in all, being part of Germany’s victories in the team relays in Sochi in 2014 and Pyeongchang in 2018 as well.

Her 49 World Cup singles wins are another record, and she’s one of two sliders to win seven consecutive World Cup titles — Austria’s Markus Prock took the men’s championships each year from 1990-91 through 1996-97.

Geisenberger’s break from sliding only adds to how the World Cup standings — and the German roster — will look very different this season. Dajana Eitberger, who was fourth in last season’s World Cup standings, is also pregnant and expecting a baby in February. And Tatjana Huefner, who was sixth overall last season, has retired.

Huefner won five consecutive World Cup titles before Geisenberger took over and began her seven-year streak of championships. Geisenberger earned medals 11 times in 12 singles races last year — six golds, four silvers and one bronze.

“We are so happy for you even though we will miss you this season!” two-time Olympic singles gold medalist Felix Loch of Germany wrote in a message to Geisenberger on Instagram.

Geisenberger has been in the top three of the World Cup standings in 12 consecutive seasons. She was third in 2007-08, finished second in each of the next four seasons, and then began her title streak in 2012-13.

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