Fred Richard, a 19-yr-vintage from Massachusetts, have become the youngest U.S. guys's gymnast to earn an individual medal at the world championships by way of incomes a shocking bronze inside the all-around.
The Stoughton local, a sophomore on the college of Michigan, also have become the primary American male gymnast to complete inside the top three inside the all-round given that Jonathan Horton earned a bronze in 2010.
He did it notwithstanding a mistake at the excessive bar throughout the final rotation that sent him tumbling to the mat.
Richard amassed himself to finish his ordinary and seemed to be resigned to finishing off the rostrum, telling a nearby camera, “it is a part of the adventure.” just not the stop of it.
Miscues by the others hoping to face with japanese star Daiki Hashimoto during the awards rite — specifically Kenta Chiba of Japan and sun Wei of China
opened the door for Richard to turn out to be the youngest American man ever to win an individual medal at worlds.
“when I got here right here, I had a listing of 3 matters: stay healthy, have amusing, do clean gymnastics,” Richard said. "I idea if I did all 3, I’d win a medal.
Frederick Richard, of america, reacts after his habitual on horizontal bar during the men’s all-around final on Day Six of the 2023 artistic Gymnastics world Championships at Antwerp Sportpaleis on Oct. five, 2023 in Antwerp, Belgium.
Richard's bronze in Antwerp, Belgium, on Thursday, came days after he helped the U.S. win bronze within the crew finals