08. October 2017  
Montreal, CAN  
Artistic Gymnastics


China’s XIAO Ruoteng emerged from a breathtakingly tight competition as the new World All-around champion, ahead of his teammate LIN Chaopan and Japan’s Kenzo Shirai. Xiao, 21, succeeds Japan’s Kohei Uchimura, who has reigned over the men’s All-around competition since 2009 but was forced to cede his throne after injuring himself in Monday’s qualifications. That permitted China to return to the forefront of the world stage following an Olympic Games where the country’s gymnasts did not capture a single individual medal. Olympic silver medallist Oleg Verniaiev (UKR) was expected to contend for the title, but was well off his Olympic form. After a slow start on Floor Exercise, Verniaiev saw his chances of finishing first begin to evaporate when he fell off the Pommel Horse. He even lost his balance on Parallel Bars, his best event, and fell again on the Horizontal Bar, knocking him down to eighth place ....

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♦♦ MEN's APPARATUS FINALS --:  (Saturday / Sunday Oct 7-8)
* The masters at the forefront for apparatus finals
The ace up Verniaiev's sleeve is his strong routine on Parallel Bars, the event that brought him gold in Rio. Shirai, who dominated on Floor and ranked second on Vault, will get two more chances to shine in apparatus finals. A fall toward the end of his routine will keep Britain's Max Whitlock out of the Floor final, but the double Olympic champion from Rio was not beaten so easily -- Whitlock schooled the field on Pommel Horse, his best event.
Impeccable on Rings, World and Olympic titleholder Eleftherios Petrounias of Greece is the man to beat in that final, while Brazil's Arthur Zanetti, the Olympic "Lord of the Rings" from 2012, squeaked into the final in eighth place.
Two other heroes from the London Games, the Netherlands's Epke Zonderland (Horizontal Bar) and Korea's Yang Hak-seon (Vault), will return after qualifying in first place on their best events, respectively.
The eternal contender: At 36, Marian Dragulescu of Romania is still making his presence felt. Dragulescu will get a chance to add to his medal collection on Vault, the event where he has won four of his eight World titles.
* Day 1 - Saturday, Oct 7

  - F L O O R   E X E R C I S E S :
       1. SHIRAI, Kenzo         (JPN)  - (7.2) = 15,633
       2. DOLGOPYAT, Artem (ISR)  - (6.5) = 14,533
       3. MOLDAUER, Yul       (USA) - (5.8) = 14,500
>> Detailed FX Results

  -  P O M M E L   H O R S E 
       1. WHITLOCK, Max       (GBR) - (6.9)  = 15,441
       2. BELYAVSKYI, David  (RUS)  - (6.4)  = 15,100
       3. XIAO, Ruoteng         (CHN)  - (6.4)  = 15,066
>> Detailed PH Results

  - S T I L L  R I N G S :
       1. PETROUNIAS, Eleftherios (GRE)  - (6.3)  = 15,433
       2. ABLIAZIN, Denis               (RUS)  - (6.3)   = 15,333
       3. LIU, Yang                         (CHN)  - (6.3)   = 15,266
>> Detailed SR Results

►► MEN's ALL-AROUND FINAL  (Thursday, Oct 5)
    ► MEN's All-around Qualification  (Monday / Tuesday, Oct 2-3)

♦♦ MEN's 2017 WCh  R E S U L T S    (Overview)
App. Qualification App. Fin. Start lists LIVE FIN Results   WCh History
FX-Qualifying > Day 1 FX FIN-RESULTS   FX History
PH-Qualifying ditto PH FIN-RESULTS   PH  History
SR-Qualifying ditto SR FIN-RESULTS   SR  History
VT-Qualifying > Day 2 VT FIN-RESULTS   VT  History
PB-Qualifying ditto PB FIN-RESULTS   PB  History
HB-Qualifying ditto HB FIN-RESULTS   HB History
►► AA-Qualifying   ►► AA FINAL   AA History
      ►► WCh Women's Report


*  ... all about ►► 38th WOMEN's Worlds 2017