Australia’s Tyson Bull has delivered his best international performance to qualify for the horizontal bar final at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The Victorian gymnast, Australia’s only male representative in the artistic events in Tokyo, nailed his routine and after a small step landing his full-twisting double layout dismount, punched the air in delight.

He score of 14.433 was a personal best in international competition, with Bull sixth at the end of the second “subdivision”, with the top eight advancing.

The 28-year-old faced a nervous wait as the final division was completed at Ariake Gymnastics Centre but he held his spot to secure a place in the finals on Tuesday, August 3.

Japanese teenager Daiki Hashimoto qualified in first spot, scoring 15.033 for his stunning high bar routine.

Bull’s Tokyo figures topped his 2019 world championship score of 14.366 in Stuttgart, Germany which secured his Olympic berth.

He also progressed to the finals in Stuttgart, finishing seventh.

Bull was the first Australian men’s artistic gymnast to take to the Olympic stage since Josh Jefferis at the London Olympics.

Jefferis became Australia’s greatest male all-round gymnast when he finished 19th in those 2012 Games.

Aust gymnast Bull qualifies for bar final
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