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2012 London Olympics – Gymnastics: ‘King of rings’ Chen Yibing ends career in disputed scoring

LONDON – China’s Chen Yibing, nicknamed “king of rings” failed to wrap up his career Sunday with an Olympic gold on his specialty, but a silver from disputed scoring is shining the gold light.

Chen, 28, was highly preferred to become the third gymnast to win two Olympic gold medals in this event after Albert Azaryan of Soviet Union in 1956 and Akinori Nakayama of Japan in 1968 and 1972. A surprising and much disputed score of 16.900 for the last routine from Arthur Nabarrete deprived Chen of the gold and also a career closure in glory.

Chen started the final with an accurate routine of sound execution and stable landing, earning 16.800 points. The concluding routine from the Brazilian was finished in a stumbling landing, but the score for him is decent to beat Chen as the two shared the same difficulty of 6.8…

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