Cardinal star Brody Malone named to U.S. Olympic men’s gymnastics team

Brody Malone
Brody Malone

BRODY MALONE, a management science and engineering major from Summerville, Ga., has been named to the U.S. Olympic men’s gymnastics team.

Malone is a member of the Cardinal men’s gymnastics team that captured its seventh national championship this year and its second consecutive crown.

Malone, who won the U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials in St. Louis to automatically qualify for the four-person team, is the youngest member of the team that will compete in Tokyo. According to the U.S. Olympic website, Malone figures to be the country’s top contender for the all-around finals and a possible event finalist on high bar, vault or still rings.

“So much was going through my head,” Malone told CBS Sports. “I was just thankful for my coaches. I ran up and thanked them for everything they’ve done for me.”

The rising senior has been outstanding at the collegiate level, winning the NCAA title as a first-year student in 2019 and defending his crown in 2021.

Joining Malone will be sophomore BRANDON BRIONES and alumnus AKASH MODI, who will be alternates.