Another gold for Uchimura, this on floor exercise
Thursday, October 13, 2011
TOKYO (AP) -- Kohei Uchimura has won another gold medal, taking the title on floor exercise Saturday at the world gymnastics championships.
Uchimura finished with 15.633 points, edging Zou Kai, the Beijing Olympic and 2009 world floor champion. Diego Hypolito of Brazil and Alexander Shatilov of Israel tied for third.
It is the second gold medal in about 18 hours for Uchimura, who on Friday night became the first man in history to win three all-around titles.
And Uchimura isn't done yet. He'll compete in the pommel horse and still rings finals later Saturday, and the parallel bars and high bar finals on Sunday.