Nory, who had qualified for the final in fourth place, clinched high-bar gold on the last day of Stuttgart 2019.
“Back in 2015 [at the world championships in Glasgow, Scotland], I finished fourth in the final. I always had this bitter taste about that and decided to train even harder on high bar. To then come away with the world title made me cry out of happiness.
“It’s an incredible feeling and something to cherish forever. I will never forget that moment, when I sat there on the floor crying because I had won.”
To travel to China just one day after clinching the world title had been difficult for the Brazilian world champion, but he is not the only one who feels like that. “All of us have been to Stuttgart before this. The world championships have been tough and it has left us a bit tired. But we are here to represent the military and our country. We do this with pride and we will overcome the tiredness.”