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Brazil's Zanetti takes gold in gymnastics

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First published: August 6, 2012, 8:42 PM IST | Updated: August 6, 2012
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Brazil's Zanetti takes gold in  gymnastics
Zanetti had never won a major title before he scored 15.900 to beat Chen Yibing, who scored 15.800.

London: Arthur Nabarrete Zanetti from Brazil on Monday created a sensation when he won the gold medal bettering China's reigning champion in the men's rings final competition at the London Olympics.

Zanetti had never won a major title before he scored 15.900 to beat Chen Yibing, who scored 15.800.

Italy's Matteo Morandi won bronze with a 15.733 score.

Russia's Aleksandr Balandin and Denis Ablyazin both came close to a medal but failed to reach the podium, finishing fourth and fifth with 15.666 and 15.633, respectively.

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