Japanese Men Take Universiade Team Title
(1 vote, average 5.00 out of 5)
Hisashi Mizutori led the Japanese men to an easy win in Friday's team competition at the World University Games, taking place in Bangkok.

Mizutori, Koki Sakamoto and Kazuhito Tanaka were among the top six all-around scorers, leading the defending champion Japanese team to an 8.50 victory over China. Other members of the winning team were Kohei Uchimura and Kazuya Ueda.

China, which won the bronze medal at the 2005 Games in Izmir, Turkey, placed second. The Chinese men struggled on pommel horse, where they posted only the 10th-highest team score. Guo Weiyang and Lu Bo were China's highest-scoring all-arounders. Other members of the team were Chen Lei, Tong Yingjie and Wang Heng.

First as a team on rings but only 11th on high bar, Ukraine took the bronze medal. Dmitry Gyrenko was the highest-ranking Ukrainian all-arounder (eighth place). Other members of the team were Andrei Isayev, Anton Novosolov, Maxim Ovchinnikov and Alexander Vorobyov.

Korea, the defending team silver medalist, placed sixth.

The competition continues Saturday with the women's and men's all-around finals.

2007 World University Games
Bangkok, Thailand, August 10

Men's Team
1. Japan 273.70
2. China 265.20
3. Ukraine 263.15
4. Hungary 263.05
5. Russia 261.75
6. Korea 259.25
7. United States 257.15
8. Poland 255.95
9. Romania 255.30
10. Great Britain 252.95
11. Taipei 251.45
12. Slovenia 248.55
13. Egypt 243.65
14. Thailand 239.85
15. Australia 238.90
16. Finland 236.65
17. Serbia 234.55
18. Cyprus 177.35

All-Around Qualifications:
1. Hisashi Mizutori JPN 92.00*
2. Guo Weiyang CHN 88.95*
3. Koki Sakamoto JPN 88.95*
4. Lu Bo CHN 88.35*
5. Dmitry Barkalov RUS 88.35*
6. Kazuhito Tanaka JPN 88.25
7. Marcell Hetrovics HUN 87.45*
8. Dmitry Gyrenko UKR 86.80*
9. Wang Heng CHN 85.95
10. Maxim Ovchinnikov UKR 85.95*
11. Vladimir Olennikov RUS 85.75*
12. Stephen Jehu GBR 85.30*
13. Laszlo Czingli HUN 85.15*
14. Timur Kuzmin RUS 85.10
15. Adam Cox GBR 84.95*
16. Jun Woong Go KOR 84.95*
17. Kamil Hulboj POL 84.85*
18. Luis Araujo POR 84.60*
19. Alen Dimic SLO 84.25*
20. Ignacio Losantos ESP 84.05*
21. Krzysztof Muchorski POL 84.00*
22. Jin Sung Choi KOR 84.00*
23. Constantinos Aristotelous CYP 83.65*
24. David Fritschi SUI 83.50*
25. Dmitris Trefilovs LAT 83.35*
26. Jorge Tallon ESP 83.20*
27. Mohammed Srour EGP 82.75*

* = qualifier for All-Around Final limit of two gymnasts per country

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