A Xinhua news agency report says A total of five gymnasts from four countries won gold on the opening day of individual competition at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, with Xiao Ruoteng of China bringing home a record-tying three medals.
R.T. Xiao Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
Xiao scored 14.766 points in the floor exercise final to earn bronze. He had previously won bronze in the men’s team all-around and silver in the individual all-around.
“Naturally, I wanted nothing less than a medal, and perhaps even a higher one. Nonetheless, I am pleased with my efforts and the outcome of today’s competition (bronze is a fine medal to earn) “In Xiao’s words.
Before the final, he saw the other gymnasts perform, but he said he focused on himself because he wanted to do his best.
“Both the epidemic itself and outside influences like the earlier debate are beyond my control. On the other hand, there are some things within my control. Due to my regular workout routine, I am in excellent mental health.
To be honest, I owe a great debt of gratitude to Japan for successfully holding the Olympic Games. Efforts done by Japan in this regard impress me. In the absence of this, many sportsmen would not have been able to “In a zone-less interview, he explained.
In the men’s floor exercise competition, 24-year-old Israeli gymnast Artem Dolgopyat triumphed with a score of 14.933. Rayderley Zapata of Spain tied for first with the same score but finished second because of the easier competition.
“My score astonished me because I didn’t execute my best combination and made some mistakes. We’re not stopping now, “according to Dolgopyat.
Rebeca Andrade of Brazil won the women’s vault competition with a score of 15.083; her score was the highest of any competitor whose routines scored above 15,000. She had already won silver in the women’s all-around competition on Thursday, therefore the gold was her second medal at Tokyo 2020.
“I am overjoyed; I earned my success through hard work. I knew afterward that those two vaults were not among my finest, and I remember thinking, “This is not good,” but they were necessary to earn the starting point score “…she remarked.
“When I entered, I wasn’t thinking about winning an award. Since Thursday, when I first started taking silver, I’ve taken things one day at a time, keeping my attention solely on the tasks at hand “…she remarked.
Defending pommel horse and floor exercise champion Max Whitlock of Great Britain won the pommel horse final with a score of 15.583.
“I’ve never been more anxious about participating in a tournament in my entire life than I was before this one. Keeping your title is 10 times more difficult than winning it, as I’ve always remarked (it). This day has shown me that. A million times more difficult, “His words.
Sun Wei of China came in at #8 on this device.
The 2019 world champion on uneven bars is Belgian gymnast Nina Derwael, who received a perfect 6.700 on difficulty to win gold with a total score of 15.200.
On Thursday, American gymnast Sunisa Lee won the all-around gold medal and placed third overall with a score of 14.500.
Fan Yilin and Lu Yufei, both from China, finished in the top ten. Enditem