Tokyo 2020 artistic gymnastics day 5: Nikita Nagornyy heavy favourite for gold in men's all-around final

Can Nagornyy keep his win streak alive and add Olympic all-around champion to his resume?

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What’s happening today?

The top 24 men - with no more than two athletes per country - advanced from the qualifying round to today's men's all-around final. The competition will crown the world's best gymnast by combining his scores across all six apparatus.

Who should I expect to see?

ROC's Nikita Nagornyy enters the men's all-around final as the heavy favourite for gold. Nagornyy has dominated all-around competitions for two years, winning the European title in 2019 and 2021, as well as the world all-around crown in 2019.

But it's gymnastics and anything can happen, so keep an eye on Japan's HASHIMOTO Daiki, who posted the highest score in qualifying, and China's XIAO Ruoteng, the 2017 world all-around champion.

Notably absent from the final will be all three of Rio's medallists, with defending champion UCHIMURA Kohei and bronze medallist Max Whitlock choosing to specialise in Tokyo. Rio 2016 silver medal winner Oleg Verniaiev is not competing at Tokyo 2020.

What happened in the Rio 2016 finals?

1- UCHIMURA Kohei

2- OLEG VERNIAIEV

3- MAX WHITLOCK

Competition schedule (all times JST)

Men's All-Around Final

Wed 28 July 19:15 - 22:10
Venues: Ariake Gymnastics Centre