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U.S. gymnast Alec Yoder wins all-around bronze at Youth Olympics

Alec Yoder

NANJING, CHINA - AUGUST 19: (CHINA OUT) Bronze medalist Alec Yoder of the United States celebrates on the podium after the Men’s Individual All-Around final match on day three of the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games at Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre on August 19, 2014 in Nanjing, China. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)

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American Alec Yoder won bronze as the first Nanjing Youth Olympics gymnastics medals were awarded Tuesday.

Yoder, a 17-year-old from Indianapolis, totaled 82.8 points in the all-around competition. Great Britain’s Giarnni Regini-Moran won gold with 84.725 points, followed by Russia’s Nikita Nagornyy (83.05).

The home-schooled Yoder was second in the junior all-around at the Pacific Rim Championships in Richmond, B.C., in April. Though Olympic-level men’s gymnasts are typically older than women, consider Sam Mikulak and John Orozco made the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team at age 19.

The Youth Olympics continue with coverage on NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Youth Olympics broadcast schedule

The Youth Olympic gymnastics competition continues with the women’s all-around Wednesday.

Yoder also qualified for individual event finals on pommel horse Saturday and parallel bars Sunday.

Yoder also has a big fan in reigning World all-around champion Simone Biles.

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