Aug. 8, 2014


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Former Buckeye Misha Koudinov placed eighth overall in the all-around final at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, last month.

Representing New Zealand, Koudinov turned in an overall score of 81.731, highlighted by a fourth-place finish on parallel bars (14.666). He also helped New Zealand place sixth in the team competition with a score of 76.939.

Koudinov, a four-time OSU Scholar-Athlete, concluded his collegiate career at Ohio State last spring and was an NCAA All-American during his sophomore season following a third-place finish on parallel bars at the NCAA event finals in 2012. He helped lead the Buckeyes the NCAA team finals in 2014 placing the third-best score on parallel bars during the NCAA qualifier with a season-high 15.350.

A native of Auckland, New Zealand, Koudinov first appeared for Team New Zealand at age 14 when he was the youngest athlete to represent his country at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia. 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.

Koudinov Scoring Breakdown
Parallel Bars – 14.666, 4th
Floor Exercise – 14.100, 7th
Vault – 13.966, 11th
Rings – 13.533, 13th
Pommel Horse – 12.800, 9th
Horizontal Bar – 12.666, T-16th
Total – 81.731, 8th