Brody Malone qualified first in the horizontal bar at the FIG Apparatus World Cup in Coltbus ©Getty Images

Brody Malone of the United States had a successful second day as qualification continued at the International Gymnastics Federation Individual Apparatus World Cup in Cottbus, Germany.

The American, who is a World Championships bronze medallist, topped qualification in the horizontal bar with a total of 14,633 and finished second in the parallel bar on a total of 14,500.

In front of him on the parallel bar was Ukraine’s 2021 World Championships bronze medallist Illia Kovtun, who scored 500 more points than his counterpart.

Azerbaijan’s İvan Tikhonov completed the top three in the event, with a total of 14,200 - the same as Italy’s Matteo Levantesi in fourth.

Those just below Malone in the horizontal bar were Kazakhstan’s three-times Asian Championships medallist Milad Karimi and Israel’s Alexander Myakinin.

Karimi recorded a total of 14,466 whilst the Israeli, who won bronze in the horizontal bar at the 2020 European Championships, scored just 66 less than his counterpart.

Croatian Tin Srbić, the horizontal bar silver medallist at Tokyo 2020, finished fourth on 14,066.

In the final men’s event of the day, the vault, Ukrainian Nazar Chepurnyi topped the qualification standings on 14,749.

Britain's Courtney Tulloch, four-times medallist at the European Championships, was second-best with 14,616 and Hong Kong’s Wai Hung Shek, the current Asian Games champion for men’s vault, completed the top three with a total of 14,549.

Meanwhile, in the women’s qualification Daniela Batrona, Ukraine’s 17-year-old star, finished first in the balance beam recording 13,300.

Following her was Sanna Veerman of the The Netherlands and Belarus’ Anastasiya Smantsar on 12,433.

Tisha Volleman, also from The Netherlands and a European Championships bronze medallist, finished ninth in qualification with a total of 11,733.

Yesterday she qualified first in the women’s uneven bars.

Volleman produced a better performance in the floor event, scoring 12,766 to qualify in second behind Spain’s Alba Petisco.

Petisco's display earned her a score of 13,166 whilst compatriot Claudia Villalba was given a total of 12,066 to finish third.

Smantsar was just outside the top five after making 11,833 – 67 points less than Slovenia’s Lucija Hribar in fourth and Germany’s Aiyu Zhu.