Aug. 6, 2012
LONDON, England -- University of Michigan junior men's gymnast Sam Mikulak (Corona del mar, Corona del mar) took fifth place in the men's vault individual event finals Monday (Aug. 6). Mikulak, the lone American in the contest, earned a combined score of 16.050.
His first vault scored a 16.100 after a slight step to his left of his initial landing. On vault number two he tallied a 16.000, after he stuck his landing cold. Initially, the score was enough to put him in third place, he but was eventually overtaken and finished fifth.
Mikulak, who earned a spot in the finals on vault with a 16.300 during qualification on July 28 to qualify fourth, will return to Ann Arbor for his junior season following the closing ceremonies.
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