13 October 2014
Azerbaijani gymnast Petro Pakhnyuk has successfully performed in the all-around finals at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships held in Nanning (China), the press service of Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation reported.
Showing his skills among the strongest 23 competitors, our athlete became the 15th in the world, and thus opened a new chapter in the history of our country’s gymnastics.
After performing in the all-round, he scored 87,039 points (14,433 for the floor exercise, 14,366 for pommel horse, 13,966 for rings, 14.966 for vault, 15.375 for parallel bars and 13,933 for horizontal bar). Petro Pakhnyuk was the only one of the national team, who made it to the final of the most prestigious Olympic discipline.
For Azerbaijan, this became the highest result in the history, because to this day, our gymnasts have never got to world championships’ all-around final.
The 45th World Championships in Nanning ended with a victory of the Japanese gymnast Kōhei Uchimura who became a five-time absolute world champion, setting a record. Uchimura became the first in the individual all-around, gaining 91.965 points following the results of his performances. The Briton Max Whitlock (90.473) became the second, while another Japanese athlete Yusuke Tanaka (90.449) ranked the third.