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Sooners, U.S. Second After Day One at Worlds
October 18, 2010

Oct. 18, 2010

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands – The United States is second at the 2010 World Championships, in Rotterdam, Netherlands with five of 10 preliminary rounds completed. The men's qualification round finishes up tomorrow, Oct. 19, when the teams and individuals who advance to the final rounds will be determined.

The U.S. men posted a team total of 357.092, which puts them behind Japan at 361.400 and just ahead of Great Britain's 357.033.

The members of the World Team are: Brooks, Chris Cameron, Horton, Legendre, Danell Leyva, and Brandon Wynn. Paul Ruggeri, is the alternate.

This is the second consecutive year that half of the World Championship team is represented by OU gymnasts.

For an in-depth interview with Oklahoma head coach Mark Williams about the 2010 World Championships, visit the
OU Men’s Gymnastics Blog.

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In addition to awarding world medals, the 2010 World Championships also determine the 24 countries that advance to the 2011 World Championships in Tokyo.  Countries have two opportunities to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games, finishing in the top eight in the team competition at the 2011 World Championships or in the top four at the 2012 Olympic Test Event in London. World champions and medalists will be determined for both men and women in the team, all-around and individual events.

The World Championships features team, all-around and individual event competition.  Qualification rounds determine advancement to the team, all-around, and apparatus finals. The men’s qualification rounds are Oct. 18-19. The top eight teams compete in the team finals on Oct. 20. The top 24 individuals compete in the all-around final on Oct. 22. For individual events, the top eight on each apparatus from the qualification rounds advance to the finals (Oct. 23-24). A maximum of two gymnasts per country advances to the all-around and individual event finals.

Fans can follow the action on both Universal Sports and NBC Sports.  Universal Sports is carrying a live webcast on universalsports.com and providing same-day, tape-delayed primetime broadcasts on its cable network for all of the final rounds. NBC Sports will broadcast coverage on Oct. 23 and 24. For the complete web and TV schedules, go to usagym.org/worlds.

USA Gymnastics' Web site,
www.usa-gymnastics.org, will have results and a variety of information on the U.S. Team's efforts in London.

Team rankings (after five of 10 preliminary sessions concluded)
1. Japan, 361.400
2. United States, 357.092
3. Great Britain, 357.033

U.S. men's team's individual scores

Horizontal Bar

Steven Legendre, 14.266
Brandon Wynn, 14.066
Chris Brooks, 15.500
Danell Leyva, 15.633
Jonathan Horton, 15.266

Floor Exercise
Brandon Wynn, 13.933
Chris Brooks, 13.966
Danell Leyva, 13.900
Jonathan Horton, 14.700
Steven Legendre, 15.233

Pommel Horse

Danell Leyva, 13.900
Chris Brooks, 14.033
Steven Legendre, 13.700
Jonathan Horton, 13.733

Chris Cameron, 14.333

Still rings
Danell Leyva, 14.433
Steven Legendre, 14.333
Chris Cameron, 13.866
Jonathan Horton, 15.233
Brandon Wynn, 15.400

Vault
Danell Leyva, 15.658
Chris Brooks, 15.933
Brandon Wynn, 15.833
Jonathan Horton, 15.900
Steven Legendre, 15.991

Parallel Bars
Brandon Wynn, 13.200
Steven Legendre, 14.633
Jonathan Horton, 14.766
Chris Brooks, 14.908
Danell Leyva, 15.233

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