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Gymnastics - China's Yang claims all-round gold
BEIJING (Reuters) - Yang Wei wiped away eight years of frustration to become only the second Chinese man to capture the all-round title at the Olympics on Thursday.
After claiming a silver medal in 2000 and drawing a blank in Athens four years later, Yang finally lived up to his reputation of being the greatest gymnast of his generation when he finally scooped the gold medal with a total of 94.575.
He edged Japan's Kohei Uchimura by 2.6 points and France's Benoit Caranobe sneaked through to claim an unexpected bronze.
Yang's victory ensured China maintained their 100 percent success rate in Beijing after their gold medal run in the men's and women's team competition.
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