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Doha Silver Gives Kimble 'Upper Hand'
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U.S. gymnast Marvin Kimble told IG that winning the silver medal on high bar at last month’s World Cup of Doha served multiple advantages as he eyes this fall’s World Championships, which will also take place in Doha.

“Every meet is a stepping stone,” said Kimble, who also finished seventh on parallel bars and eighth on rings in Doha. “I just want to hit my routines to the best of my ability. It was a good opportunity to compete where Worlds will be held. I feel like I have a little bit of an upper hand knowing what it’s going to be like.”

Kimble, who finished 0.267 points behind 2017 world high bar champion Tin Srbic of Croatia in the high bar final in Doha, said better execution can help him match Srbic in future meets.

“I’m working on cleaning up my high bar each meet,” he said. “I think that’s what it’s going to take to make the jump.”

Kimble, the 2017 U.S. co-champion on rings and champion on high bar, placed second all-around and first on vault at the Winter Cup Challenge, a U.S. ranking meet, earlier this year. Although a few of his apparatuses are particularly strong, he plans to remain a competitive all-arounder.

“I am hoping to make a big impact in the all-around,” Kimble told IG. “As I’ve seen in the past, that’s the best way to punch your ticket onto any team.”

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