Russia cried of happiness, China of disappointment.
Before the decisive rotation, China had a leadership that felt reassuring. Then Sun Wei dropped the grip on the railing and fell. And got a points deduction from the judges, giving the total score 261,726 for Russia and 260,729 for China.
Chinese miss in the team final
This means that China would have won by three thousandths without the miss if all other results had been the same.
- Of course, it's not just his fault. But it goes right into the heart of this, says SVT: AnnaMaria Fredholm to the pictures of a sad Sun Wei.