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Olympics: China's Feng succeeds Li as parallel bars champion

Published on Aug 7, 2012 10:07 PM

LONDON (AFP) - China's Feng Zhe took the honours in the men's parallel bars final on Tuesday to succeed his countryman Li Xiaopeng as Olympic champion.

Germany's Marcel Nguyen came second, adding another silver medal to the one he won in the individual all-around final earlier in the competition, while Hamilton Sabot of France finished third.

Feng, parallel bars world champion in 2010, now has two gold medals at the London Games, having already played a part in China's victory in the men's team final.

His score of 15.966 saw him finish 0.166 points above Nguyen, with Sabot posting a score of 15.566 to succeed compatriot Benoit Caranobe - the all-around bronze-medallist in 2008 - as an Olympic medal winner.

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