Moldauer wins silver at Pan Am Championships
Oklahoma alumnus Yul Moldauer finished second in the individual all-around at Friday’s Pan Am Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The former Sooner won event titles on floor exercise, pommel horse and parallel bars while leading the United States to first place.
Moldauer scored an 81.767 in the all-around, taking second place behind Brazil’s Caio Souza (83.033). He finished first on floor (14.367), pommel horse (13.200) and parallel bars (14.900) and earned a 13.900 on vault and 13.467 on horizontal rings.
current earlier Caesar Gracia represented Mexico and former Sooner Michael Reid competed for Jamaica at the championships.
Gracia tied for tenth on pommel horse with a 12.267 and eleventh on high bar with a 12.867. Mexico finished the evening in fifth place with a team score of 230.001 and advanced to the team final on Sunday.
Reid finished fourteenth on parallel bars with a 13.267.
Team USA finished in first place with a team score of 250.035 and advanced to the team finals to be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. CT. They also secured a spot on the men’s team for the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, which will take place from October 29 to November 6 in Liverpool, England.
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