Beijing Olympics Gymnastics Men
Rob Carr  /  AP
China's gymnast Chen Yibing performs on the rings during the apparatus finals at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Monday, Aug. 18, 2008. Chen Yibing won the gold medal. (AP Photo/Rob Carr)
updated 8/18/2008 6:57:44 AM ET 2008-08-18T10:57:44

Chen Yibing has extended China’s perfect run of gold in men’s gymnastics by winning the still rings competition.

The two-time world champion was perfectly still on nearly every move Monday and blew away the field of eight. China has won all five men’s events at the Beijing Olympics.

All-around champion Yang Wei wasn’t nearly as impressive as in his previous rings routines, but his strength and steadiness earned him a silver. Oleksandr Vorobiov of Ukraine took bronze.

Five-time Olympian Jordan Jovtchev went first, and soon was gone. After he missed a handstand, the five-time Olympian knew he wasn’t getting a fifth Olympic medal. Jovtchev left the arena moments later.

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