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Xiao leads China one-two in men’s all-around at worlds


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REUTERS: Xiao Ruoteng became the first Chinese man to take gold in a major global individual all-around competition since Yang Wei at the 2008 Beijing Olympics when he claimed victory at the world championships in Montreal on Thursday.

Xiao overcame a late deficit and posted a score of 86.933 as China sealed the top two spots in the standings, with Lin Chaopan taking silver on 86.448 and Japan’s Kenzo Shirai edging out Russian David Belyavskiy for bronze.

Belyavskiy suffered a heartbreaking end to his competition when he fell on his last routine, the horizontal bar, to drop out of contention for the gold medal and miss out on the podium completely.

“I only thought of doing the exercise from A to Z without any thoughts, without falls, but it happened,” Belyavskiy told reporters.

“Maybe I’m just lacking some luck. I have three more finals, so I’m going to concentrate on them.”

The medals were a much-needed boost for China as the country looks to recover after a disappointing showing in the men’s competition at the 2016 Rio Olympics, where they took a lone bronze in the team event.

Cuba’s Manrique Larduet finished fifth, while Briton NileWilson was sixth and Yul Moldauer of the United States came seventh.

Ukraine’s Oleg Verniaiev was considered favorite for gold prior to the event but his hopes were dashed when he fell off both the pommel horse and horizontal bar. He finished in eighth.

 


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