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Britain's Whitlock claims pommel horse title at Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- British gymnast Max Whitlock won gold on pommel horse at Tokyo Olympics on Sunday.

He topped the competition in 15.583 points, trailed by Chinese Taipei's Lee Chih-kai in 15.400 points. Japan's Kazuma Kaya took bronze in 14.900 points.

Whitlock performed the first on the field, setting a high bar with an unparalleled difficulty score of 7.000 points. The 28-year-old placed fifth in qualification but performed a top-rate routine in a stable form in the final.

Lee trailed by a gap of 0.183, followed by Kaya by a margin of 0.500.

China's Sun Wei fell off the apparatus and placed eighth in the final.

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