August 1, 2021

Alec Yoder Competes in Pommel Horse Finals in Tokyo


Buckeyes at the Olympics

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State gymnast Alec Yoder competed in the pommel horse finals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Sunday. Yoder finished sixth with a score of 14.566.

Yoder, a 2019 graduate, qualified for the pommel horse finals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with a score of 15.200 in the qualifying round last Saturday to lead Team USA. His score was also the fourth highest in the qualifying round, trailing the event leaders’ score by just 0.066.

This is Yoder’s first Olympic games as he’s the one specialist on Team USA. He was a 10-time All-American during his Ohio State career, including four as a pommel horse All-American and three as an all-around All-American. Yoder won the national championship on the pommel horse as a senior in April 2019 after helping the Buckeyes to back-to-back Big Ten team titles in 2016 and 2017.