RUSSIAN Men are World Champions

1. Russia – 261.726
2. China – 260.729
3. Japan – 258.159

4. United States – 254.578
5. Great Britain – 251.611
6. Chinese Taipei – 248.243
7. Switzerland – 247.038
8. Ukraine – 246.593

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I’d predicted RUS, CHN, USA and would probably do the same again if the teams were competing tomorrow.

I had doubts whether the young and inexperienced Japanese team would hold it together. Their routines are SO difficult. Also, Wataru Tanigawa looked to be injured in the qualification competition. But — happily — looked 100% tonight!

I was wrong. It was a superb 3 way fight for the medals. The best team competition I can recall. Ever.

Congratulations Japan!

related – Russia wins first men’s gymnastics world team title since Soviet breakup

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Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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