♦ At the final day of the 46th Artistic Gymnastics Worlds in Glasgow men's all-around champion Kohei UCHIMURA of Japan added a gold in the high bar final just topping American Danell LEYVA and Cuban teenager Manrique LARDUET. It was his first title of the vice-champion from 2014 at this apparatus and his 10th Golden in his career (!)
China's YOU Hao topped the field in the parallel bars final, with Oleg VERNIAIEV of the Ukraine second, but it was the only one men's gold this year for the top gynsatics nation China!
And the former Ukrainian Oleg STEPKO, starting now for Azerbaijan ranked third und brought the very first medal for his new homeland. ,
North Korea's titleholder RI, Se Gwang won his second straight gold in men's vault, edging the former 4-times vault world champion from Romania, the 34-years old Marian DRAGULESCU, and also Donnell WHITTENBURG of the U.S. on third.
♦ Simone BILES from USA set the record by a female for career gold medals at the world gymnastics championships Sunday by winning the balance beam and floor exercise. The 18-year-old now has 10 golds in all, breaking the mark held by Svetlana Khorkina (RUS) , Gina Gogean (ROU) and Larisa Latynina (URS.
The three-time all-around champion posted a score of 15.358 on balance beam, more than a point better than silver medalist Sanne WEVERS of the Netherlands and bronze medalist Pauline SCHAEFER of Germany. The margin was nearly as big on floor exercise, where her score of 15.800 beat Russia's Ksenia AFANASIEVA by seven tenths. American teammate Maggie NICHOLS earned a bronze behind her best friend.
The two golds during the event finals gave Biles 14 total medals since she made her debut at the championships in 2013. She has won four gold medals at each of the last two world championships, more than any other country during that span.
Japan's Kohei Uchimura breezed to his record sixth world gymnastics championship title Friday, putting together a series of nearly flawless routines to continue his long run of dominance. Uchimura posted a total of 92.332, more than 1.6 points better than Cuban teenager Manrique LARDUET and DENG Shudi of China (90,099).
The triumph came two days after Uchimura helped Japan to its first gold team medal in the world championships in nearly 40 years. The 26-year-old Uchimura's combination of elegance and athleticism makes him a heavy favorite to repeat at the 2016 Olympics.
Reigning European champion Oleg VERNIAIEV from Ukraine, one of the biggest competitor of Uchimura, finished on fourth place only, scoring 89,640, followed by the local British hero Max WHITLOCK, but the 2014 vice champion crashed on hig bar an so he ranked on fifth place at the end.. The best Russian, Nikolai Kuksenkow came on sixth place.
USA's Simone BILES won her third consecutive all-around gold medal at the gymnastics world championships in Glasgow, Scotland on Oct. 29, 2015.
Biles scored a 60.388 to beat reigning Olympic champion Gabrielle DOUGLAS (55.760) to become the first female gymnast to win three straight.
The bronze medal went to the 2014 vice champion (Nanning), to Larisa IORDACHE from Romania scoring 59,107 points. On fourth came the best Chines SHANG, Chunsong (58,265), followed by the second placed in the qualification round from Switzerland, Giulia STEINGRUBER (57,333), after a mistake on balance beam and by the best Japanese gymnast Mai MURAKAMI (57,132) .
JAPAN with star Kohei Uchimura have won their country's first world gymnastics title in nearly 40 years. The Japanese held off surprising Great Britain and longtime rival China in a tense final on Wednesday, with Uchimura clinching the gold medal despite a fall on high bar on the final routine of the night. Japan finished with a team total of 270.818 to edge the Brits by 0.473 points. China, seeking its seventh straight world title, struggled early and never led in its lowest finish in a major competition since the 2004 Olympics. Russia was fourth, followed by the U.S., which saw its hopes for bronze fade on pommel horse. Uchimura fell during his high bar set just as Britain's final score was posted.
<< The U.S. women's gymnastics team won its third straight world title on Tuesday night, going nearly mistake free to easily grab the gold and state a case as the heavy favorite to repeat next summer at the 2016 Olympics. The Americans put together a total of 181.338, well clear of CHINA and far ahead of surprising Great Britain during two hours that felt like little more than a two-hour exhibition of U.S. dominance. 2014 Bronze medallist Russia made mistakes on bem and floor and ranked on fourth place only at the end.
Day 3 and 4 of the 2015 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships 2015 in Glasgow include the men who go on Sunday and Monday of four subdivisions to the apparatus. As with the women standing on both days 13 to 14 hours of competition - a tremendous achievement and the international judgesare in an effort to meet with the highest concentration of hundreds of exercises on the device and possible to objectively evaluate.
Serial winner China - since 2003 6 times team world champion in a row - has to deal in the title fight especially with Japan, which was the best today, followed by the Brits, Russia and the USA In addition to the fight for titles and medals, the nations fighting mainly for the coveted 8 tickets for the next Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro