Joe Fraser misses out on a medal for Team GB in men’s parallel bars final as world champion pays price for low difficulty routine with last place finish as China dominate to win gold
Joe Fraser suffered disappointment for Team GB in the men’s gymnastics final after propping up the field in a highly competitive competition.
The world champion opted for a routine with a difficulty of 6.1 but despite producing few errors could only score a 14.500.
Zou Jingyuan blitzed the field with a dominant gold medal for China ahead of Germany and Turkey.
The event got off to an immediate high standard start when Zou posted a score of 16.233 from a 6.900 difficulty as the second gymnast to feature.
The 2018 world champion had already blitzed qualifying at the start of the Games when he qualified with a 16.166 – the only competitor to break the 16 mark.
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