Oct. 3, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Fifth-year senior Misha Koudinov is competing as a member of Team New Zealand at the 2014 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Nanning, China, Oct. 3-12.
Koudinov, a 2012 All-American and 2013 team captain for the Ohio State men’s gymnastics team, will begin his journey at the world championships with qualification rounds Oct. 4. The Auckland, New Zealand, native will compete in all six events for a chance to advance to the all-around finals on Oct. 9, which feature the 24 gymnasts with the highest overall qualification scores.
Team finals are contested Oct. 7 and include the eight nations with the highest combined team scores from qualification rounds. Individual event finals are scheduled for Oct. 11-12 and highlight the eight highest-scoring athletes per apparatus from qualification rounds.
Koudinov is well experienced on the international stage, having placed eighth in the all-around at the Commonwealth Games this past July. He made his first appearance for Team New Zealand at age 14 when he was the youngest athlete to represent his country at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, and he became the first New Zealand gymnast to qualify for a World Cup final when he made the vault final at the event in Shanghai in 2007. In 2010, he finished sixth overall in the all-around competition at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India.
Schedule of Events
Oct. 3-4 –Qualification Rounds
Oct. 7 – Team Finals
Oct. 9 – All-Around Finals
Oct. 11-12 – Event Finals