Oct. 1, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Former Buckeye Brandon Wynn advanced to the individual event finals on rings and parallel bars at the 2013 World Gymnastics Championships at the Antwerp Sportpaleis in Antwerp, Belgium.
Wynn qualified to compete in the rings final after scoring a 15.700 on the event during the third subdivision of the qualifying round Monday. The Voorhees, N.J. native advanced to the finals in third place, and will compete against Yang Liu (China), Arthur Nabarrette Zanetti (Brazil), Aleksandr Balandin (Russia), Lambertus van Gelder (Netherlands), Samir Ait Said (France), Danny Pinheiro Rodrigues (France) and Koji Yamamuro (Japan) for a second championship title Saturday, Oct. 5 at 8:30 a.m. ET.
Additionally, Wynn notched a 15.466 on parallel bars to qualify for the individual event final in sixth place. Wynn will compete against Vasileios Tsolakidis (Greece), Anton Fokin (Uzbekistan), Chaopan Lin (China), Hao You (China), Marius Daniel Berbecar (Romania), John Orozco (USA), Kohei Uchimura (Japan) and Epke Zonderland (Netherlands) for the championship title Sunday, Oct. 6 at 8:30 a.m. ET.
Five other members of the U.S. National Team also qualified for individual event finals. Sam Mikulak advanced to compete in the all-around and on high bar, Steven Legendre qualified to compete on floor exercise and vault, and Jake Dalton and John Orozco will compete on floor exercise and parallel bars, respectively.