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While gymnast Daiki Hashimoto cemented his place as one of the sport’s new stars on Tuesday with his gold medal-winning performance on the horizontal bar, it’s the first gold he won at the Tokyo Olympics that may leave a more lasting legacy on the sport and its fandom.

The Games are no stranger to controversy — especially when a judge’s decision is the final difference between gold and silver — but the furor surrounding Hashimoto’s first-place finish in the men’s all-around competition last week stood out not only for its intensity, but for the response it provoked from International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) officials.

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