Daiki Hashimoto defends gymnastics all-around title amid final round chaos

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  • Japanese survives early struggles to retain world title
  • Sun, Chiba and Richard all fall in final round with eyes on medals

Daiki Hashimoto continued on his path to greatness as he recovered from a difficult start to defend his all-around title at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Antwerp.

While a solid performance led Ukraine’s Illia Kovtun to silver, the final descended into chaos at the close. China’s Sun Wei, Kenta Chiba of Japan and Frederick Richard of the United States all began their final routines with a great chance to win a medal, but all three fell, with Richard becoming the first Black American man to win a world all-around medal.

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Written by Tumaini Carayol in Antwerp
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