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Dolgopyat wins men’s floor gold

4 March, 2022

DOHA: Ukraine’s Illia Kovtun picked up a silver in the men’s floor exercise final behind Artem Dolgopyat (ISR) at the 14th Taishan Artistic World Cup at the Aspire Dome on Friday.

Kovtun would be happy to start his campaign in the Doha edition of FIG World Cup Series with a medal albeit silver as he has also qualified for the pommel horse and horizontal finals.

The 18-year-old, who won All-Around bronze at 2021 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, scored 14.333 while Dolgopyat collected 14.733 points for the tournament’s first gold.

Croatia’s Aurel Benovic, who won silver in the same apparatus in the series-opener in Cottbus, Germany, finished third (14.166).

Winners: MAG Floor Exercise: Artem Dolgopyat 14.733; Illia Kovtun 14.333; Aurel Benovic 14.000.