Olympics-Gymnastics-Dalaloyan reaches all-around final despite recent Achilles injury

Russian gymnast Artur Dalaloyan prevailed over a recent Achilles injury to clinch an unlikely spot in the all-around final at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday, competing on the vault and floor despite having planned to sit out the events to spare his leg. Dalaloyan finished fourth all-around in the first subdivision of qualifications, behind compatriot Nikita Nagornyy and China's Xiao Ruoteng and Sun Wei. Dalaloyan, who hadn't been sure he would compete at all given his health, was in tears on the sidelines, bending over on a chair after the floor exercise.

Olympics-Gymnastics-Dalaloyan reaches all-around final despite recent Achilles injury

Russian gymnast Artur Dalaloyan prevailed over a recent Achilles injury to clinch an unlikely spot in the all-around final at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday, competing on the vault and floor despite having planned to sit out the events to spare his leg. Dalaloyan finished fourth all-around in the first subdivision of qualifications, behind compatriot Nikita Nagornyy and China's Xiao Ruoteng and Sun Wei. Dalaloyan, who hadn't been sure he would compete at all given his health, was in tears on the sidelines, bending over on a chair after the floor exercise.