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(LEAD) (Olympics) Gymnast Yang Hak-seon takes gold in men's vault
By Yoo Jee-ho
LONDON, Aug. 6 (Yonhap) -- South Korean gymnast Yang Hak-seon won the gold medal in men's vault Monday at the London Olympics.

Yang posted an average score of 16.533 points after two vault attempts in the final at the North Greenwich Arena. In his first try, Yang successfully pulled off his signature move called "The Yang Hak-seon," a triple-twisting handspring front somersault that he nailed to win the 2011 world championships in Tokyo. Yang earned 16.466 points this time, despite slipping a bit on the landing.





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