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Shirai takes floor exercise silver at worlds

Japan’s Kenzo Shirai took silver in the men’s floor exercise at the artistic gymnastics world championships in the Qatar capital Doha on Friday.

Russia’s Artur Dalaloyan followed his victory in the men’s individual all-around competition on Wednesday by taking floor gold at the Aspire Dome with 14.900 points.

Shirai, who finished seventh in the individual all-around competition, completed his floor routine with a score of 14.866.

Japan’s Kazuma Kaya registered 14.100 for eighth, following his sixth-place finish in the individual all-around.

The 22-year-old Shirai, an eight-time world medalist and 2016 Olympic vault bronze medalist, came into the final after tying Dalaloyan with the top qualifying score of 14.833.

Shirai will contest the vault final Saturday after qualifying in seventh place.

All — Kyodo News+

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