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Yul Moldauer makes men U.S. Olympic Gymnastics team

Korean American Yul Moldauer placed second at the U.S. Olympic Trials Sunday, guaranteeing him a spot on the Team U.S.A. Men’s Gymnastics team.

The Oklahoman reports Moldauer fell three points short of first place finisher Brody Malone who scored 171.600. You can catch the Korean American adoptee’s highlights from the trials below.

“Just thinking about the Olympics, it’s scary at times,” Moldauer told the Oklahoman. “I remember thinking today, this is what I’ve been thinking about every day as a child and this is my opportunity to go take it. I can’t be thankful enough for everyone that helped me get to this spot.”

According to Wikipedia, Moldauer was born in Seoul, South Korea and  adopted by Peter and Orsa Moldauer before he was one year old. He currently attends the University of Oklahoma.

NBC Sports reports he made a name for himself when he won the 2017 American Cup and 2017 U.S. Championships. He won the parallel bars, placed second on the pommel horse and third in the floor exercises.

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