For Nagornyy, no fue suficiente.
The 24-year-old Russian had been used to winning gold coming into the Olympics. He picked up individual gold medals in the 2019 y 2021 European Championships and three at the 2019 World Championships. He said after taking a bronze on Wednesday he was “very ashamed.”
“I apologize. I feel very ashamed,” él dijo Russia’s Tass agency.
“I wanted to thank everyone for their support. Congratulations to the young favorite [Hashimoto], who took first place. I was rooting for him, I’ll admit it. I went up to the bar, dicho [to him] that everything will work out. He is young and promising, he proved himself before.
“Desafortunadamente, I couldn’t give my best 100%. Why it happened, I’ll try to understand in my head. I was really angry with myself. I realized that my chance was flushed down the toilet.”
Nagornyy picked up a gold in the team all-around earlier in the Olympics.
In the individual all-around, he finished with a score of 88.031. He will likely compete in the apparatus finals next week.