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Friday, 29 September, 2000, 05:39 GMT 06:39 UK
Fujimoto caps Japanese success

BBC Sport Online's daily look back at when things did not go entirely to plan at the Olympics.

In 1976 at Montreal, Japanese gymnast Shun Fujimoto broke his kneecap during the floor routine.

Not wanting to let his team down, he told no one and, hiding his pain, scored 9.5 on the pommel horse and then moved onto the rings where he attempted a triple somersault dismount.

He only buckled slightly on landing and earned 9.7 from the judges - his best score ever.

It mattered too, as Japan went on to grab the gold by just 0.4 points. Asked a few years later if he would do it again, he replied succinctly: 'No.'

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