China's Zou wins parallel bars at gymnastics worlds in Montreal

Xinhua Published: 2017-10-09 13:07:28
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Chinese gymnast Zou Jingyuan claimed the parallel bars crown at the world championships on Sunday. 

Zou won at 15.900 points for the gold while 2016 Rio Olympic champion Oleg Verniaiev from Ukraine was second with 15.833. Russia's David Belyavskiy, third in the event at Rio, was third on 15.266 for his second medal of the event after a runner-up finish Saturday in the pommel horse. 

Zou Jingyuan performs his gold medal-winning routine during the parallel bars portion of the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Montreal on Sunday, October 8, 2017. [Photo: VCG]

Zou Jingyuan performs his gold medal-winning routine during the parallel bars portion of the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Montreal on Sunday, October 8, 2017. [Photo: VCG]

Japan's Kenzo Shirai captured the men's vault for his second title on 14.900. Ukraine's Igor Radivilov finished second on 14.899 while South Korea's Kim Hansol was third on 14.766.

Shirai took his third world floor exercise crown on Saturday after finishing third in the men's all-around competition. 

Tin Srbic won Croatia's first world title in the men's horizontal bar with 14.433. Epke Zonderland and Bart Deurloo, both from the Netherlands, finished second and third respectively on 14.233 and 14.200. 

In women's part, Japan's Mai Murakami won the floor exercise crown while Germany's Pauline Schaefer won the balance beam.

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