China bounces back with 2 gymnastic golds

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Chinese gymnasts grabbed two gold medals on the last day of the gymnastic competition at the London Olympic games after they settled for two silvers on Monday.

Feng Zhe (L), Deng Linlin (M) and Zou Kai compete on the last day of the gymnastic competition at the London Olympic games on August 7, 2012.  

Deng Linlin and Sui Lu secured the top two places of balance beam on Tuesday, delivering China the second gold of gymnastics of the day after Feng Zhe snatched the parallel bars title.

Deng, the 2009 world champion, scored 15.600 points out of a routine of 6.6 difficulty and 9.0 execution.

Deng's teammate Sui, who started the apparatus as the defending world champion, carried her routine perfectly, but a 6.5 difficulty skill cost her chance to win in spite of the same execution point.

Alexandra Raisman of the United States came up last in the final to win the bronze after a scoring change over difficulty, which helped her to overtake Romania's veteran Catalina Ponor for a podium place.

The all-around champion Gabrielle Douglas of the United States and Russia's Victoria Komova, the silver medalist in the same discipline, both fell off the apparatus.

In the parallel bars final, Feng was under much pressure after teammate Zhang Chenglong fell off the apparatus. But the 2010 world champion in the discipline managed to hold his nerve and earn a highest score of 15.955 points.

Marcel Nguyen of Germany was 0.166 points behind and took the silver. The bronze went to French Hamilton Sabot who scored 15.566 points.

Zhang Chenglong made a mistake in his routine and garnered only 13.808 points to end up ninth in the final.

Zou Kai won the bronze medal with 16.366 points in the men's horizontal bar.

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