Taiwan’s Lee snatches pommel horse gold in world gymnastics tourney

Image taken from Lee Chih-kai (李智凱) Facebook

Taipei, May 27 (CNA) Gymnast Lee Chih-kai (李智凱) snatched gold in the men’s pommel horse event at the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) World Challenge Cup in Osijek, Croatia on Sunday.

Lee won with a score of 15.333, topping Akim Mussayev of Kazakhstan (14.333) and Vasili Mikhalitsyn of Belarus (14.100) who finished second and third, respectively.

Image taken from Lee Chih-kai (李智凱) Facebook

Earlier this year, Lee also did well, snatching silvers in the pommel horse event at FIG World Cup competitions in February and March in Melbourne, Australia; Doha, Qatar; and Baku, Azerbaijan.

In celebration of his most recent gold medal win, Lee posted on his Facebook “Finally, I am no longer second best.”

The FIG World Challenge Cup in Osijek, held May 24-27, is part of the 2018 FIG World Cup circuit in Artistic Gymnastics, a series of competitions promoted by FIG.

(By Lee Chin-wei and William Yen)