China's Yao takes women's uneven bars gold

Updated: 2014-10-11 16:08


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NANNING - China's Yao Jinnan won the women's uneven bars final with 15.633 points, just 0.067 ahead of her second-placed compatriot Huang Huidan at the world gymnastics championships on Saturday.

Yao, sixth at the 2013 worlds, finished a flawless routine with the highest difficulty mark of 6.900.

Russia's 16-year-old Daria Spiridonova came in third with 15.283 points, topping the execution score.

Yao jumped to fame at the 2014 Asian Games with three individual golds on all-around, uneven bars and floor exercise.

Huang earned her gold on uneven bars at last year's worlds.