China's Dong Goes from Bronze to Gold

China's Dong Goes from Bronze to Gold

By WILL GRAVES
AP Sports Writer
LONDON
Chinese trampolinist Dong Dong captured the men’s Olympic title Friday, posting a score of 62.990 to easily give him a gold medal to go with the bronze he won in Beijing four years ago.

Dmitry Ushakov of Russia was second. Defending Olympic champion Lu Chunlong of China was third.

The 23-year-old Dong dominated the event, posting the top overall score in qualifying and beating Ushakov by more than point in the finals.

Dong pumped his fists in celebration after giving China its second straight gold medal in the event, which was introduced at the Sydney Games in 2000.

Yuriy Nikitin, the 2004 gold medalist, failed to make the finals after crashing during qualifying.

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