Morgan Hurd earned the bronze medal at the DTB Pokal Cup Saturday in Stuttgart, Germany, at the second stop of the FIG’s all-around world cup series.
Making her senior debut, the 15-year-old posted the top score of the evening on vault, a 14.366, on her way to a total of 53.265. Tabea Alt of Germany won balance beam and floor exercise to take gold in her home nation with a 54.1999, with Russia’s Angelina Melnikova won the uneven bars with a score of 14.400 on her way to an overall score of 53.732, good for silver.
Hurd was second on uneven bars with a 14.200 and third on floor with a 13.466. She placed seventh on beam with an 11.233.
Born in Wuzhou City, China, Hurd, now lives in Middletown, Delaware, where she trains at First State Gymnastics under Slava Glazounov and Cleo Washington. She fifth in 2016 and eighth in 2015 in the all-around at junior national championships.
Team USA has now medaled at both of the women’s world cups thus far, with Ragan Smith winning the AT&T American Cup earlier this month in Newark, New Jersey.