Moldauer finishes fourth at World Championships
Former University of Oklahoma gymnast Yul Moldauer overcame a rocky start on still rings to earn the United States its highest men’s allaround finish at a World Championships in more than a decade Friday in Kitakyushu, Japan.
Moldauer, who spent the evening steadily climbing in the standings, delivered a 14.866 on pommel horse in the final rotation at the 2021 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships to secure fourth place – the best U.S. showing since another former Sooner, Jonathan Horton, took bronze in 2010.
Moldauer finished with an 84.365, just over half a point behind Ukraine’s Illia Kovtun who claimed bronze with an 84.899. China’s Zhang Boheng (87.981) edged reigning Olympic all-around champion Hashimoto Daiki of Japan (87.964) for the top spot.