Spain’s Rayderley Zapata Claims Silver in Men’s Floor Exercise at Tokyo Games

2020 Tokyo Games

Rayderley Zapata has ended Spain’s gymnastics medal 13-year drought…

The 28-year-old Dominican-born Spanish gymnast claimed the silver medal in the men’s floor exercise at the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Ray Zapata

Zapata earned a score of 14.933 for his routine, the same score as gold medalist Artem Dolgopyat of Israel. But Dolgopyat benefited from the difficulty rating.

According to the judges, Zapata’s exercise obtained a 6.50 in difficulty, while Dolgopyat’s came in at 6.60. Those tenths prevented Spain from adding its second gold at the Tokyo Olympics.

Ray Zapata

The podium was completed by the Chinese gymnast Xiao Ruoteng with a score of 14,766.

The last Spanish gymnast to clain a medal in this discipline was Gervasio Deferr, at the 2008 Beijing Games. He won a silver with a 15.775 in the floor final.

Ray Zapata

Ray Zapata’s medal is the sixth metal for Spain at the Tokyo Games.

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