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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Pommel King Slips

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico () -- Vitaly Scherbo, the 1992 Olympic all-around and pommel horse gold medalist, made an uncharacteristic slip at the individual event World Gymnastics Championships but that did not unnerve the champion from Belarus.


After winning the floor exercise semifinals, Scherbo fell off the pommel horse during a relatively easy move. But Scherbo bounced back to make the finals in his three remaining events.


"I forgot about the fall. I had three more apparatus after that," he said. "I'm not the kind of gymnast to let that upset me."


Gold medal favorite Gil Su Pae of North Korea won the pommel semifinals with 9.812, followed by Li Donghua of Switzerland, the defending world champion, with 9.787 and Russian Alexei Nemov at 9.70.


(For other results, see Scorecard.)