Alec Yoder Qualifies For Pommel Horse Finals

By July 25, 2021 (9:09 am)Sports

Former Ohio State gymnast Alec Yoder qualified for the pommel horse finals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.

Yoder competed in the third subdivision in the qualifying round, earning a total score of 15.200. His score ranked fourth-best in the competition, and he was the top scoring individual from the United States.

The 2019 Ohio State graduate is a specialist in his first Olympic Games for Team USA. He was a 10-time All-American during his time as Buckeye, including four as a pommel horse and three as an all-around gymnast. Yoder won the national championship on the pommel horse as a senior in April 2019 and helped Ohio State claim back-to-back Big Ten team titles in 2016 and 2017.

Yoder will compete in the finals on Aug. 1 at 4 a.m. EST in a session that includes the finals in men’s floor, women’s vault and uneven bars. Fans can watch the event live on, or the session will broadcast on a tape delay on NBC at noon EST.

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