Olympic Men’s Gymnastics: Artur Dalaloyan Falls Short In Medaling In Individual All-around Competition
Artur Dalaloyan put on a heroic performance during the team’s all-around event for the Russian Olympic Committee, helping the Russians capture their first team all-around gold in 25 years.
But the Russian-Armenian couldn’t bring some of that magic into the individual all-around as he finished sixth in the competition on Wednesday in Tokyo.
Dalaloyan is just a few months removed from getting surgery for a severed Achilles’ tendon and the fact that he was even able to perform at a high level — let alone with a team gold — was awe-inspiring. Despite the injury, Dalaloyan got the highest score on the rings apparatus with a 14.666 score. His overall score of 86.248 was less than two points shy of teammate Nikita Nagornyy, who captured the bronze.
Japan’s Daiki Hashimoto won the gold medal in the event with a score of 88.465.