NEW YORK (AP) Sasha Artemev added a new skill to his pommel horse routine to try to increase his score in his best event.
He accomplished his goal sort of at the American Cup on Saturday. He fell on his new skill, but his high degree of difficulty meant that he still had the day's best score on the apparatus. Artemev rallied from a shaky start to place second in the all-around, though well behind reigning Olympic champion Paul Hamm.
Artemev finished ahead of Hisashi Mizutori of Japan and U.S. teammate Jonathan Horton, who were third and fourth in the all-around at last year's world championships.