Summer Games in Tokyo: Olympic gymnastics champion Oshimura and Zunderland fail early

Two early Olympic champions failed in gymnastics competitions at the Olympic Games.

Japanese Superstar Kohei Uchimura, who won all-out competitions at the Olympics and the World Championships between 2009 and 2016, failed in his wide exercise, as did Dutchman Epic Zunderland. The 32-year-old Oshimura, who only competed on the horizontal bar in Tokyo, slipped off the qualifying clash and earned just 13,866 points after the involuntary departure. He missed the Big Eight final on August 3rd.

Zonderland also failed

The same fate had befallen Zunderland before. 2012 Olympic High Champion in London He only got 13,833 points for his workout. “I’m relaxed and happy, but I also have mixed feelings. I wasn’t able to get back in time,” the 35-year-old said after the competition.

Zonderland, the biggest competitor to Rio Olympic champion Fabian Hambuchen, is likely to end his career after Tokyo. I got ahead of Olympic Games He has always said there is little chance of the World Cup in Japan in October. “The chance is still there,” he said. “I think there’s a one to five percent chance of me going after these matches.”

Uchimura, who already won silver in the six games in Beijing before taking the overall gold in 2012 and 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, is on the verge of ending his career after being eliminated from his home matches. “I think it is no longer realistic for me to do all six equipment and the horizontal bar was my best chance at the Olympics,” the 35-year-old explained previously.

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Japan toppled China From the top

The Japanese men’s team took the lead from China in qualifying for the team finals in the all-around competition at the start of the gymnastics competitions at the Tokyo Olympics. The 2016 Olympic champion in Rio de Janeiro earned 262,251 points in the Ariake Gymnastics Center and pushed the former leader into second place. The Chinese had reached 262,061 points in the first group. The selection of the Russian Olympic Committee fell to third place with 261,945 points.

The German team that includes all-around champion Lukas Dauser (Unterhaching), Andreas Tuba (Hanover), Nils Denkel (Erfurt) and Philip Herder (Berlin) faced the challenge only in the evening’s qualifying group C (local time). At the Olympic Games in London in 2012 and in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, the German Gymnastics Federation (DTB) team was seventh. The top eight teams will compete for gold on Monday.

After two sets, Japan’s Daiki Hashimoto took the lead in the individual all-around competition. With a score of 88.531 points, he pushed world and European champion Nikita Nagorny to second place. The Russian scored 87,897 points in the hexagonal combat of rings, pommel horse, ground, jump, parallel bars, and horizontal bar. And third in the middle ranking went to Xiao Ruoteng from China with 87.732 points.

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