Yang Wei power behind China’s team gold medal

Yang Wei helped to power China to a gold medal in the men’s team title at the world gymnastics championships in Stuttgart, Germany. The six man team comprising: Yang, Xiao Qin, Huang Xu, Chen Yibing, Liang Fuliang and Zou Kai beat Olympic champions Japan and hosts Germany, came in third.

“It’s the fifth time I’ve won a team gold medal and this competition has strengthened team spirit,” said Yang after achieving his sixth world gold for China, including individual titles.

The US team came in fourth. “It’s a team effort whether or not there was a mistake, fourth place is a gigantic jump for us. No one is going to count us out now for Beijing.” said Gymnast Guillermo Alvarez.

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Posted by Mike 12 years ago

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