Shatilov finishes last in gymnastics final

21-year-old ends competition with 14.125 points after making two crucial errors.

By ALLON SINAI - BEIJING
August 17, 2008 06:44
Shatilov finishes last in gymnastics final

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Alex Shatilov finished in last place in the final of the Artistic Gymnastics individual Olympic final in Beijing on Sunday. The 21-year-old, who was the first Israeli ever to compete in the final of the event, finished with 14.125 points after making two crucial errors in the floor competition. Meanwhile, Niki Palli, also 21, who only booked his place in the Games last month, is set take part in the high jump qualifiers on Sunday and is guaranteed to make the final if he clears 2.32 meters, two centimeters more than his career best.


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