Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Zou, Li give China two more gymnastics gold medals
BEIJING -- China's gymnastics gold run concluded with, what else, another Olympic championship as Zou Kai won the high bar Tuesday night.
Caple: Male Delivery
A daring routine from Jonathan Horton outranked Shawn Johnson's gold-medal win on Tuesday, Jim Caple writes. Story
American Jonathan Horton took silver to go with his team bronze medal. Germany's Fabian Hambuechen, the world champion, got bronze.
Zou gave China its seventh gold in the men's competition -- wins in everything but vault, in which no Chinese man made the finals.
Zou barely edged the energetic Horton, whose speed and power were superb. But Zou's elements were slightly tougher.
Earlier Tuesday, Li Xiaopeng dominated the parallel bars to win individual gold.
The 2000 gold medalist on the bars and a two-time world champion began with a sensational leap forward from one end of the apparatus to the other, using only his arms to catapult him.
His score of 16.45 on Tuesday beat South Korea's Yoo Won-chul. Yoo used a collection of high flips and steady handstands to get a 16.250.
Anton Fokin of Uzbekistan won bronze.