Published On: Fri, Jun 25th, 2021
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Malone Closes in on Tokyo Ticket at US Olympic Trials

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Brody Malone backed up his win at the U.S. National Championships by taking the lead after Day 1 of the United States Olympic gymnastics trials on Thursday, as the Tokyo men’s team began to come into focus. Malone, who claimed his first national title three weeks ago, was back on top again in St. Louis and in pole position to claim the one automatic berth on the men’s squad after taking the lead in the all-around competition with a score of 85.250. Only the first place finisher after Day 2 on Saturday locks up an Olympic spot. Second place could also grab a Tokyo ticket but only if he places in the top three on at least three of the six apparatus. The two remaining places on the team will be decided by a selection committee along with ‘plus-one’ quota spot in an individual event. Malone delivered another consistent performance, …

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