Nagornyy wins men's vault for golden hat-trick at worlds

Stuttgart (Germany) (AFP) –


Nikita Nagornyy completed a hat-trick of gold medals at the world gymnastics championships on Sunday by adding the men's vault title to his all-round and team success with Russia.

The 22-year-old snatched gold from defending champion and Russian team-mate Artur Dalaloyan with a tiny winning margin of only 0.033 points while Ukraine's Igor Radivilov earned bronze in Stuttgart.

It was a repeat of Friday's all-round final where Nagornyy took gold and Dalaloyan, the men's 2018 world champion, finished with silver.

This was Nagornyy's third world title this week after also helping Russia win the men's team title alongside Dalaloyan.