China strike gold at World Gymnastics Championships

CHINA emerged as winners of the men’s title after a solid floor performance in the final rotation of the World Gymnastics Championships in Tokyo on Thursday.

Japan came second in a gripping final which saw both Yusuke Tanaka and Kohei Uchimura fall on the high bar to ruin the hosts’ gold chances.

Uchimura required a world record score of 16.768 to beat China into the silver medal position but the pressure told and his mistimed release was the writing on the wall for the 22-year-old reigning all-around champion.

However Japan did beat the United States into bronze by the slimmest of margins - just 0.010 points.

Russia finished fourth with Ukraine, Germany, South Korea and Romania completing the leaderboard.

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