DOHA, November 2. /TASS/. Russia’s Artur Dalaloyan won gold on Friday in men’s floor exercise final at the 2018 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, held in Qatar’s Doha between October 25 and November 3.
The 22-year-old Russian gymnast executed his performance to the referees’ acknowledgement of 14.900 points, which earned him the gold. Japan’s defending champion Kenzo Shirai chalked up 14.866 points to pack the silver. Philippine gymnast Carlos Edriel Yulo won bronze with 14.600 points.
Today’s gold was the second one for Dalaloyan at the 2018 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships. Two days ago the Russian snatched out gold in men’s all-around event from China’s defending champion Xiao Ruoteng. They both finished six disciplines of the event with the equal result of 87.598 points, but the champion’s title went to the Russian on the execution score.
This was Russia’s first gold of the World Championships in men’s all-around event in almost 20 years. Last time a Russian gymnast won gold in this event was at the 1999 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships and it was won by Russian gymnast Nikolai Kryukov.
The gold in men’s floor exercise makes Dalaloyan the third Russian gymnast since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 to win at the World Championships in this event. The other two Russians are Alexei Nemov (1997 and 1999) and Denis Ablyazin (2014). Dalaloyan is also now the only Russian to win two golds at one World Championship.
The gymnasts of the Russian national team have already won five medals at the 2018 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships (two golds, two silver and one bronze).
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