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Recent Victory Keeps Kimble On Track For U.S. Championships
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American Marvin Kimble told IG that winning the all-around title at the recent U.S. National Qualifier for this month's P&G (U.S.) Championships matched his expectations, but that he can do even better.

Marvin Kimble told IG that winning the all-around title at the recent U.S. National Qualifier for this month's P&G (U.S.) Championships matched his expectations, but that he can do even better.


Marvin Kimble (USA)

"I was very satisfied with my performance," said Kimble, who scored 83.55 points to best silver medalist Shane Wiskus (82.20) and bronze medalist Cameron Bock (81.70) at the National Qualifier held July 13-16 in Colorado Springs. "I just want to go out there and hit six for six, and I did, so I was happy about that."

Kimble finished third or better on four of the apparatuses in Colorado Springs, but said he is capable of better results on the remaining events — floor exercise and pommel horse.

"On floor I just made one big mistake which is easily fixable, and if I clean up on the landings I should be fine," he said. "On horse I just have to find my rhythm and I should be fine."

Kimble, a native of Milwaukee, trains with Belarusian Olympians Alexander Belanovski and Andrei Kan at Salto Gymnastics. He tied for eighth place all-around at the 2016 P&G (U.S.) Championships and finished eighth all-around at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials, and said his goal for the P&G Championships (August 17-20 in Anaheim) is to deliver a steady performance.

"I have a few upgrades I want to add on a couple events, but for the most part I want to stay consistent," he said.

Kimble said stability will be key for his further success at competitions up to and including the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

"I will have to be very consistent on all events to secure my spot for the 2020 Olympic team," he told IG. "At the end of the day it's all about hitting routines, and that's my main focus right now."

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