Sunday, August 18, 2013
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Sam Mikulak ran away with the U.S. men's gymnastics championship Sunday, winning the all-around title with ease over Alex Naddour.
The two-time NCAA champion put together a two-day total of 181.400, a whopping 2.9 points ahead of Naddour.
The margin would have been even bigger if Mikulak hasn't slipped twice during pommel horse, his final event.
Jake Dalton was third, followed by defending champion John Orozco. Danell Leyva, the all-around bronze medalist in London last summer, finished seventh.
Mikulak put together a dominant performance during the preliminary round Friday and entered Sunday with a lead of nearly three points. Yet rather than play it safe, he poured it on, cementing his spot as a serious medal threat at the world championships in Belgium this fall.
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