Gymnastics World Championships Results 2013: Recap of Saturday's Action
A new order of world champions have been crowned, as the finals of the Men's Floor, Pommel Horse and Still Rings, and Women's Vault and Uneven Bars events were decided at the Gymnastics World Championships 2013 in Antwerp, Belgium.
Japan dominated the gold medals in the men's events, with Kenzo Shirai and Kohei Kameyama claiming the grand prize for the floor and pommel horse disciplines, respectively. Meanwhile, Max Whitlock was able to claim a podium finish.
Men's Floor - Final
Shirai won gold with an impressive, record-breaking routine that made him the first gymnast to perform a quadruple twist on the floor. At just 17, he is the youngest holder of a World Gymnastics title ever. His final score was 16.000.
The USA's Jacob Dalton was good enough for silver, securing his medal with a polished performance that featured a straight double Arabian and triple twist. Bronze went to another Japanese gymnast, Kohei Uchimura, 2013's world all-around champion.
Men's Pommel Horse - Final
On the pommel horse, Kameyama claimed the title thanks to an explosive full spiro dismount that made up for some of the less polished elements of his performance. The silver medal place was tied between Great Britain's main-medal hope Max Whitlock and Mexico's Daniel Corral Barron.
Having missed out on a medal in the all-round competition, Whitlock was able to ensure he wouldn't be leaving Antwerp empty handed by grabbing second place in his favourite event.
Men's Still Rings - Final
The Men's Still Rings Final was won by Arthur Zanetti of Brazil, who was complimented by the judges for his display of strength and beauty on the apparatus, which earned him the gold.
Russian Aleksandr Balandin took silver after a hop interrupted his full twisting double layout. American gymnast Brandon Wynn won the bronze medal after having a request for inquiry rejected.
Women's Vault - Final
The USA's Mckayla Maroney and Simone Biles battled for the women's vault gold, with Maroney eventually coming out on top to claim the world title that she first won in 2011.
When deploying her signature move, the Amanar, the gymnast almost erred on the landing but was able to cover up her fault. In her second vault, she showed a Yurchenko half turn with one twist—the routine she missed at the London 2012 Summer Olympics—and was able to land with just one step. Although not perfect, the judges saw enough to reward her a title-winning score.
Biles had to settle for silver with a similar routine which the panel felt just didn't quite match up to Maroney's execution.
The 2008 Olympic vault champion, Un Jong, claimed bronze. She attempted the Amanar again, but was forced to take a large step on her landing.
Women's Uneven Bars - Final
China's Huidan Huang was crowned as the new world champion of the uneven bars after producing a stuck full-twisting double tuck. Her compatriot, the much fancied Jinnan Yao, fell during her routine when performing a movement that she had completed without fault throughout the qualifying rounds.
This opened up the competition, with Kyla Ross snatching the silver with a very solid routine. Bronze was claimed by Aliya Mustafina of Russia, who also won bronze in the all-around event.
More world champions will be crowned on the final day of the competition in Antwerp, which is when the finals of the Women's Vault, Beam and Floor competitions are decided along with the Men's Parallel Bars and High Bar titles.
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