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China's Chen wins men's rings gold

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BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s Chen Yibing gave a flawless display of strength and control to win the men’s rings title at the Olympics on Monday, underlining the hosts’ dominance of the gymnastics at the Games.

The double world champion kept his cool and the rings still to score 16.600, beating team mate and all-round champion Yang Wei by 0.175. Ukraine’s Oleksandr Vorobiov grabbed the bronze.

Bulgarian Jordan Jovtchev, the 2004 silver medalist and second best qualifier, had trouble holding his final handstand and hopped forward on his landing to finish last of the eight gymnasts.

It was China’s sixth gymnastics gold medal in Beijing, their best haul from the sport at an Olympics.

Editing by Alison Williams

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