Xiao deducted 0.3 for not saluting

On his last apparatus, Xiao failed to salute the judges after his Horizontal Bar dismount, incurring a 0.3 penalty.

The deduction did not change his medal standing.

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Not as bad as Manrique Larduet 2015.

One of the very first things young kids learn about competition is how to “present” and “salute”.

Respect for the judges

Ellie Black withdraws from AA

Bad news.


Olympic Champion Hashimoto Daiki

Age-19. Wants to be the next Kohei Uchimura.


To win gold at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, and then defend his title at the 2024 and 2028 Games. (nikkansports.com, 04 Jan 2020; tokyo-sports.co.jp, 21 Jan 2020)

Japan looks to be the team of the future. Takeru finished 5th, age-18.

🏅Hashimoto Daiki 🇯🇵 Japan
🥈Xiao Ruoteng 🇨🇳 China
🥉Nikita Nagornyy 🇷🇺 Russia

Taiwan’s Tang Chia-Hung surprised. Qualified in 22nd. Finished 7th!

Full results.

Simone withdrew from AA

Jade Carey will step in as 1st reserve for USA.

Oksana says Goodbye