Chengdu Universiade | China dominates medal tally at artistic gymnastics-Xinhua

Chengdu Universiade | China dominates medal tally at artistic gymnastics

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Editor: huaxia

2023-08-06 01:32:15

Zhang Boheng of China competes in the rings during the artistic gymnastics men's team final at the 31st FISU Summer World University Games in Chengdu, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Aug. 2, 2023. (Xinhua/Wang Jingqiang)

China made a strong presence in artistic gymnastics at the Chengdu Universiade.

CHENGDU, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- The 5-day competitions of the artistic gymnastics at the Chengdu Universiade concluded here on Saturday with hosts China leading the tally with nine golds, five silvers and one bronze.

Among the 14 gold medals on offer, China took nine, including two team titles, the men's all-around title taken by the world champion Zhang Boheng, and the women's all-around crown by Ou Yushan.

Ten gold medals were decided in apparatus finals on the last day as China grabbed five in rings, parallel bars, uneven bars, balance beam and women's floor exercise.

Du Siyu of China competes in the women's uneven bars final at the Chengdu Universiade, August 5, 2023. (Xinhua/Wang Qianqiang)

China got a leg-up in their pet event, with Du Siyu crowned in the uneven bars. Ou later dominated the balance beam and the women's floor exercise.

In parallel bars and rings, the two world champions, Zou Jingyuan and Lan Xingyu, both showed absolute predominance with sky-high points.

Japan was aggressive, but Olympic champion Daiki Hashimoto, the core of the team, quit after the men's all-around rotation 2 due to a head injury caused by falling off the pommel horse.

Kazuma Kaya added the floor exercise gold to his resume, with his compatriot Shoko Miyata taking gold in the women's vault, and Olympic medalist Lee Chih-kai of Chinese Taipei won the pommel horse title. 


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