July 24, 2021

Alec Yoder Qualifies for Pommel Horse Finals in Tokyo


Buckeyes in Tokyo

TOKYO, Japan – Ohio State gymnast Alec Yoder has qualified for the pommel horse finals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with his score in today’s qualifying round. He will compete in the finals on Sunday, Aug. 1 at 4 a.m. ET. The session also includes finals in men’s floor, women’s vault and uneven bars. Fans can watch live on NBCOlympics.com while the session will be broadcast on a tape delay on NBC at noon ET.

Yoder competed in the third subdivision in the qualifying round on Saturday, earning a total score of 15.200. His score ranked fourth overall as he was the top scoring individual from the United States. Yoder’s score trailed the event leaders’ score by just 0.066.

Yoder, a 2019 Ohio State graduate, was chosen for his first Olympic games as 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 and earned an All-American nod on the parallel bars. He helped the Buckeyes to back-to-back Big Ten team titles in 2016 and 2017.