8th after the qualifications, Aliya Mustafina wanted to do better than that in final. The United States continued to grab medals, with silver and bronze. On floor, Simone Biles added another gold medal to her collection.
Women's balance beam final
Three inquiries have been submitted during this final: Aliya Mustaifina, Simone Biles and Kyla Ross. Mustafina's had been rejected. But the chance was with the Americans. Simone Biles, who was 6th with 14.133, has seen her score updated to 14.333 for 3rd place. Kyla Ross scored 14.733 and had 14.833 after the inquiry, not enough to get the gold.
MUSTAFINA (RUS) was the first gymnast to go. She showed much better execution than in qualifications, with an Onodi, a side somi and a free walkover. she almost stuck her dismount (14.900).
Kyla ROSS (USA) was rock solid, as usual, and justn took a step on her double tuck dismount.
Simone BILES (USA) had troubles during this final, with some wobbles on her back handspring layout and her front tuck. But otherwise she was very solid and impressed with her back handspring back handspring full twisting double tuck dismount.
The favorite, Larisa IORDACHE (ROU), who was first after the qualifications, fell on her back handspring full twist. At this point of the competition, a fall can ruin all of your hopes for a medal.
GOLD: ALIYA MUSTAFINA (RUS) 14.900
SILVER: KYLA ROSS (USA) 14.833
BRONZE: SIMONE BILES (USA) 14.333
BEAM MEDAL CEREMONY
Women's floor final
Simone BILES (USA) once again took the gold, after a difficult routine (double twisting double tuck but also a double layout with half turn) for 15.000.
Vanessa FERRARI (ITA), 4th in qualifications, impressed with her stuck landings and clean execution. She took the silver with 14.633.
And in third place, Larisa IORDACHE, the favorite for the title on beam, managed to grab the bronze medal with a double twiting double tuck, a full twisting double tuck and a double pike (14.600).
Crowd's favorite, Sandra IZBASA (ROU) fell on her last pass, a two and a half twist to a full twist (13.733).
GOLD: SIMONE BILES (USA) 15.000
SILVER: VANESSA FERRARI (ITA) 14.633
BRONZE: LARISA IORDACHE (ROU) 14.600
BEAM MEDAL CEREMONY
Men's Vault Final
Hak Seon YANG (KOR), the 2012 Olympic Champion on vault and favorite before this final, managed to keep his crown on vault. He performed a beautiful front handspring triple twist and a tsukahara double twist for 15.533 and the gold medal.
Steven LEGENDRE (USA), who only performed on floor and vault at these Championships, came behind, with a good Dragulescu and a tsukahara double pike, enough for the silver medal (15.249).
Great Britain's Kristian THOMAS, who was in the lead at one point, couldn't do nothing but watch the American and the Korean passed in front of him. He started with a stuck yurchenko double pike and then a front handspring double twist (15.233).
Kenzo SHIRAI (JPN) impressed again with his twists but he went off limits on his first vault, a yurchenko triple twist (15.133).
GOLD: HAK SEON YANG (KOR) 15.533
SILVER: STEVEN LEGENDRE (USA) 15.249
BRONZE: KRISTIAN THOMAS (GBR) 15.233
VAULT MEDAL CEREMONY
Men's parallel bars final
The two top qualifiers, Vasileios TSOLAKIDIS (GRE) and Anton FOKIN (UZB) fell today. The room was open for the others gymnasts.
Chaopeng LIN (CHN) and Kohei UCHIMURA (JPN) took the gold medal in this final, where there were 9 gymnasts competing. Uchimra, who was 8th after the qualifications, showed a much better routine. Lin, who had troubles during the all-around final, was brilliant today.
John OROZCO (USA) took the bronze medal with a clean and solid routine and a double pike dismount for 15.533.
GOLD: KOHEI UCHIMURA (JPN) 15.666
GOLD: CHAOPENG LIN (CHN) 15.666
BRONZE: JOHN OROZCO (USA) 15.533
PARALLEL BARS MEDAL CEREMONY
Men's Horizontal bar final
The two friends Epke ZONDERLAND (NED) and Fabian HAMBUECHEN (GER) really showed their best to this last final of the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships.
Zonderland impressed with his releases, cassina to kovacs, and Kolman to gaylor. He stuck his double twisting double layout dismount for 16.000 and the gold medal.
Hambüchen hit the routine of his life, upgrading his difficulty score to 7.4, but this wasn't enough to pass Zonderland (15.933).
In third place, Kohei UCHIMURA (JPN) grabbed another medal to add to his collection, a bronze this time. He had some troubles on his adler full but showed elegance, as always.
GOLD: EPKE ZONDERLAND (NED) 16.000
SILVER: FABIAN HAMBUECHEN (GER) 15.933
BRONZE: KOHEI UCHIMURA (JPN) 15.633
HIGH BAR MEDAL CEREMONY
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