Weng Hao of China's stunning pommel horse routine saw him clinch a gold medal on the opening day of finals at the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup at the High Performance Centre of Anadia in Portugal.
The superb routine from the Chinese gymnast was given 16.100 points by the judges, which would have been good enough for World Championships silver in Glasgow last year.
His total was a narrow 0.033 points adrift of the score Britain's Max Whitlock achieved to seal the world title in the Scottish city.
Weng ended comfortably in front of Beijing 2008 Olympic silver medallist Filip Ude of Croatia, with Cyril Tommasone of France taking the bronze.
Toronto 2015 Pan American Games gold medallist Marcia Videaux struck gold on her preferred vault apparatus with a score of 14.925 points.
The 16-year-old Cuban edged Mexico's Alexa Moreno, who took the silver medal on 14.812 points, while China's Wu Jing did enough for bronze as her routine was awarded 14.712 by the judges.
Samir Aït Saïd of France, the 2013 European champion, reigned supreme in the men's rings competition as he scored a total of 15.650 points, comfortably ahead of Japan's Kazuyuki Takeda's 15.250.
Saïd's compatriot Danny Rodrigues continued the French success as he clinched the bronze medal having scored 15.175 points.
Pacific Rim Championships team bronze medallist Rianna Mizzen of Australia secured the women's uneven bars honours after she posted 14.500 points.
The runner-up Xie Yufen of China, a World Championships silver medallist in 2014 on home soil in Nanning, was just 0.075 points adrift in second and team-mate Liu Jiaqi picked up bronze on 14.175.
Alexander Shatilov delivered a rare title for Israel as he won the men's floor competition with a score of 15.100 ponts, 0.200 more than runner-up Wataru Tanigawa of Japan.
Shoichi Yamamoto, also from Japan, rounded off the podium with bronze on 14.825 points.
The competition in Anadia is due conclude tomorrow with the last set of apparatus finals.