July 28, 2012
LONDON, England -- Junior Sam Mikulak (Corona del Mar, Calif./Corona del Mar) and redshirt senior Syque Caesar (Port St. Lucie, Fla./Lincoln Park Academy) of the University of Michigan men's gymnastics team both competed Saturday (July 28) in subdivision II of the men's gymnastics competition at the 2012 London Olympics.
Mikulak, a member of team USA, advanced to the event finals on vault with a 16.300 to qualify fourth. He added two other top-15 finishes -- on floor (12th, 15.366) and parallel bars (13th, 15.316). He also added a 20th-place finish on pommel horse with a 14.333 and notched a 14.033 on high bar to take 43rd. Team USA as a whole qualified first in the team competition and will be seeded first heading into the men's team final Monday (July 30) at 11:30 a.m.
The individual event finals for vault are slated for Monday, Aug. 6.
Caesar, representing Bangladesh, scored a 13.70 on parallel bars to take 27th, and was 29th on floor (14.666) and 50th on high bar (13.70).
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