Chinese gymnast Zou Jingyuan made history on Tuesday after winning gold in parallel bars and receiving the highest score any gymnast had ever received at the Tokyo Games.
A massive win: Zou beat Germany’s Lukas Dauser and Turkey’s Ferhat Arican in the grand finals with a final score of 16.233, ESPN reported. The event took place at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre.
- Dauser’s score was 15.700, earning him the silver medal, while Arican received 15.633 for the bronze win, according to Olympics news.
- Zou received a high score of 16.166 during the semifinals.
Who is Zou Jingyuan: Born in Yibin, China on Jan. 3, 1998, Zou attended Chengdu Sport University and studied Physical Education, according to his Olympics profile.
- He started gymnastics at 3 and, later, a coach scouted him for his good physical condition. He was on the national team in 2012.
- Zou was named Elite Athlete of National Class by the General Administration of Sport of China in 2016.
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