Sports: Japan’s Uchimura rallies for second gold in men’s gymnastics

(From Agencies)

Kohei Uchimura’s gold-medal haul keeps growing.

The superstar gymnast from Japan won the men’s all-around title on Wednesday night, edging Ukranian Oleg Verniaiev by less than a tenth of the point to capture his second straight Olympic gold. Uchimura trailed heading into the final rotation but put up a dazzling 15.8 on high bar. Verniaiev followed with a less challenging routine and hopped forward on the dismount.

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Needing 14.9 to win, Verniaiev instead earned a 14.8. The crowd groaned when the score was revealed, though Verniaiev shrugged his shoulders as if to say “what can you do?”

Uchimura finished with a total of 92.365, just ahead of Verniaiev’s 92.266. Read more



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