Armenia’s Artur Davtyan: ‘The Landings Basically Decided Everything’

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Artur Davtyan became independent Armenia’s first Olympic gymnastics medalist when he placed third on vault, but he admits gold would have been in his reach with firmer landings.”All of my competitors were very strong, and the start value for all of us was very strong. The landings basically decided everything for us,” said Davtyan, the first Armenian gymnast to win an Olympic medal since Eduard Azarian, representing the Soviet Union, who won team gold at the 1980 Games.Just 0.05 points separated Davtyan from gold medalist Shin Jeahwan of Korea and silver medalist Denis Ablyazin of the Russian Olympic Committee, both of whom averaged 14.783.  A tie-breaking rule gave Shin the edge over Ablyazin. Read the full story on International Gymnast.

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