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Japan’s Takeru Kitazono Claims Fourth and Fifth Gold Medals of Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018

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Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

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STORY HEADLINE: JAPAN’S TAKERU KITAZONO CLAIMS FOURTH AND FIFTH GOLD MEDALS OF YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES BUENOS AIRES 2018

DATE: 15 October, 2018

LOCATION: Buenos Aires, Argentina

LANGUAGE: English, Mandarin, Japanese, Italian

 

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Takeru Kitazono has won his fourth and fifth gold medals at Buenos Aires 2018 in Artistic Gymnastics.

The 15-year-old first added to his medal haul by storming to Parallel Bars gold, executing a 5.500 difficulty routine with a score of 8.666 – the highest of the night – to finish with an unbeatable 14.166.

China’s Dehang Yin and Russia’s Sergei Naidin were left to take silver and bronze respectively.

Rounding off a successful Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Argentina for the gymnast, Kitazono headed the leaderboard in the Horizontal Bars. Producing the most difficult routine of all the competitors to take an execution score of 8.566, he once again claimed gold with an overall score of 13.566.

Unable to beat the Japanese athlete, Diogo Soares of Brazil took silver with Hungary’s Krisztian Balazs completing the podium with bronze.

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