Uchimura's streak continues with 2013 World All Around Title!
Uchimura's streak continues!
It was an exciting night in Antwerp as King Uchimura won his fourth straight world all around title. Uchimura was flawless in the final winning gold by almost two points. Japan went 1-2 in the all around with Uchimura's teammate Ryohei Kato taking silver with a score of 90.032. Fabian Hambuechen of Germany thrilled the crowd with his acrobatics on high bar and earned a huge score of 15.933. Hambuechen capped off his night with a fantastic floor routine that earned him a 15.133 and the bronze medal.
Surprisingly, the high bar took down quite a few of the top athletes tonight including Oleg Verniaiev of Ukraine, Lin Chaopan of China and Sam MIkulak of the USA. Mikulak seemed destined for a medal with solid performances on the first five events. Mikulak has been flawless in Antwerp and was finishing on the high bar, one of his best events. Mikulak is an event finalist on high bar. Unfortunately, Mikulak made an uncharacteristic mistake, losing his rhythm and his score of 13.766 knocked him down to sixth place. Plenty for Mikulak to be proud of in Antwerp and expect to see an exciting routine in the high bar final.
2013 Men's World All Around Results
|1. Kohei Uchimura||Japan||91.990|
|2. Ryohei Kato||Japan||90.032|
|3. Fabian Hambuechen||Hungary||89.332|
|4. Max Whitlock||Great Britain||89.031|
|5. Sergio Sasaki||Brazil||88.949|
|6. Sam Mikulak||USA||88.548|
|7. Daniel Purvis||Great Britain||88.106|
|8. Andrey Likhovitskiy||Belarus||87.423|
|9. Lin Chaopan||China||86.864|
|10. Shixliong Zhou||China||86.631|
|11. Fabian Gonzalez||Spain||86.366|
|12. David Belyavskiy||Russia||86.274|
|13. Arnuad Wilig||France||85.990|
|14. Bart Deurloo||Netherlands||85.731|
|15. Oleg Verniaiev||Ukraine||85.665|
UPDATE 10/1: ANNOUNCING THE FINALISTS! Men's Qualifying competitoin has concluded in Antwerp. The following 24 men will compete for the 2013 World Championship All Around Title.
All Around Finalists
|6||SASAKI JUNIOR Sergio||BRA||
CALVO MORENO Jossimar
|18||OYAKAWA MARIANO Arthur||BRA||
|23||RAMOS RIVERA Angel||PUR||
|24||PALMA SIMOES Gustavo||POR||
Reigning Olympic Champion:
2012 - Kohei Uchimura (Japan)
Past World AA Champions:
2007 - Yang Wei (China)
2009- Kohei Uchimura (Japan)
2010- Kohei Uchimura (Japan)
2011- Kohei Uchimura (Japan)
PREVIEW: 2013 World All Around Medal Contenders:
Kohei Uchimura, Japan
Uchimura is the 2012 Olympic all-around champion and won the last three straight World all around titles in 2009, 2010 and 2011. If Uchimura does not win, it will be shocking.
Sam Mikulak, USA
Sam Mikulak is the lone American competing in the all-around. Mikulak is undefeated this season after winning all-around titles at the Big 10, NCAA and U.S. Championships. Mikulak's top all-around score of 91.650 is the second highest in the field.
Zhou Shixiong, China
Shixiong arrives in Antwerp as the reigning Chinese National Champion. Shixiong posted the seventh highest men's all-around score of the quad with a 90.269 and the top score on parallel bars with a 16.067.
Daniel Purvis, Great Britain
Purvis was a member 2012 Olympic team that won a bronze medal in London. The three-time British All Around champion is a veteran to international competitoin and finished fourth in the all-around at the 2011 World Championships in Tokyo.
Ryohei Kato, Japan
Kato of Japan has the potential to medal in the all-around and on floor exercise. Kato is a very balanced all arounder and has competed a difficulty score of 6.80 on floor.
Oleg Verniaiev, Ukraine
Verniaiev is Ukraine's best contender for an all-around medal with the absence of Oleg Stepko. Verniaiv could also factor into the parallel bar final as his routine boasts a difficulty score with of 7.20.
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