SPORTS

Vassilis Tsolakidis in action…

Vassilis Tsolakidis in action at the World Gymnastics Championships in Melbourne yesterday. Despite qualifying for the parallel bars final tied in equal top spot, Tsolakidis ended sixth with a score of 8.450. Slovenia’s Mitja Petkovsek won gold with 9.700, China’s Li Xiaopeng took silver with 9.675 and France’s Yann Cucherat settled for bronze – one of his two medals for the day – with a 9.662 score. Cucherat also won silver in the high bar. Greece’s Vlassis Maras, a 22-year-old athlete with World and European titles to his credit, ended fifth after qualifying in second spot.