Asian gymnasts hope to pick up more medal
10 Oct 2017
Montreal (Canada): After a successful first day of the men’s individual apparatus finals, Asian gymnasts will be back in action on the final day at the 47th FIG Artistic World Championships here on Sunday.
Japan’s Kenzo Shirai will hope to pick his third medal in the vault while compatriot Keisuke Asato and South Korean duo Hak Seon Yang and Han Sol Kim are the other Asian challengers.
Shirai had beaten another title contender Marian Dragulescu at the Rio Games last year after the Olympic tiebreak rules were applied as both the gymnasts had identical scores.
China’s Zou Jingyuan and Lin Chaopan will battle it out with Ukraine’s Oleg Verniaiev, who won the silver in 2015 edition, in parallel bar.
Japan’s Hidetaka Miyachi is one of the eight contestants in the horizontal bar, which is going to have a new world champion as Kohei Uchimura, who won the title in last edition, had pulled out of the event.
In the women’s balance beam, Japan’s Mai Murakami and Asuka Teramoto will be watched out for while China’s young sensation Liu Tingting will also hope to win his maiden world title.
Murakami will be back on the floor in the afternoon’s fourth event.