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Baltimore gymnast Donnell Whittenburg fourth after Winter Cup Challenge prelims
Baltimore gymnast Donnell Whittenburg fourth after Winter Cup Challenge prelims

Gymnast Donnell Whittenburg of Baltimore used a strong performance Thursday on the still rings to place fourth all-around after the two preliminary rounds of the Winter Cup Challenge at Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Whittenburg, 19, who attended Edgewood, has 86 points. He trails Marvin Kimble (86.2) of Milwaukee, John Orozco (86.150) of New York and Sean Melton (86.150) of Orlando, Fla. Whittenburg placed first on the rings with a 15.7. He was fifth on the parallel bars with a 14.7, eighth on the horizontal bar with a 14.2 and 10th on the vault with a 14.9. The final day of competition begins at 10 p.m. Saturday and can be viewed live at WinterCup.com/live. Performances...

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