A single step proved a costly mistake for Japan's Kenzo Shirai on the penultimate day of the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships as he was beaten to floor exercise gold by Russia's Denis Ablyazin in one of five finals at Nanning's Guangxi Sports Centre Gymnasium.
Ablyazin, who performed ahead of Shirai, successfully landed all of his complicated tumbling skills for 15.750 points, a score that would eventually bring home gold.
Brazil's two-time floor champion Diego Hypólito was just off the leaders as he racked up a score of 15.700 for bronze.
Ablyazin was back among the medals in the men's rings final as he ended joint third with China's You Hao on a score of 15.700.
Gold in this competition was won by another Chinese gymnast, Liu Yang, as he mixed power with precision to score 15.933.
The score was enough to topple defending champion Arthur Zanetti, with the Brazilian falling 0.100 short in both execution and difficulty to finish with silver on 15.733.
There was more Chinese success in the women's uneven bars, where Yao Ziyi edged defending champion and team mate Huang Huidan.
Performing last, Yao completed her pirouetting and aerial skills with precision before dismounting the apparatus with a lofty double layout somersault.
She scored 15.633 to place first.
Huang earned a slightly higher execution mark than her team mate, but scored a crucial 0.100 point below Yao in difficulty.
That minor difference meant silver for Huang with 15.566 points.
Russian Daria Spiridonova's elegant swinging technique helped earn her the top execution mark of the final, however, a relatively conservative difficulty mark limited her to bronze with 15.283 points.
North Korea also gained their share of gold medal glory as defending bronze medallist Hong Un-jong moved up to the top tier of the podium in the women's vault final.
Hong did not attempt the triple-twisting back somersault that she had submitted for evaluation earlier in Nanning, but she still performed the highest-valued pair of vaults in the final for a winning average of 15.599 points.
A slight off balance landing on her second vault was quickly rectified and did not prove costly for the gymnast.
All-around champion Simone Biles of the United States repeated her silver medal performance on this apparatus as she recorded a score of 15.554,
The American outscored Hong in execution marks on both vaults but yielded 0.800 points in difficulty on her second vault to fall into silver medal position.
Biles' team mate Mykayla Skinner retained her third-place ranking from qualifying to win bronze with an average 15.366 points.
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