Olympic Men's Gymnastics 2012 Day 3 Results: Team Scores, Medal Winners and More

Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent IJuly 30, 2012

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30:  Yibing Chen of China reacts after the pommel horse in the Artistic Gymnastics Men's Team final on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on July 30, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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It was absolute heartbreak for the American men inside the North Greenwich Arena on Monday afternoon, the site of the men's gymnastics team final, which was ultimately dominated and won by the Chinese.

Great Britain and Ukraine also suffered letdowns after a late protest by the Japanese team moved them from fourth place to the silver medal. Still for Great Britain, the bronze finish was the best team result for the men's team since 1912. 

According to the Daily Mail, the Japanese team made a late inquiry into the score of star gymnast Kohei Uchimura on the pommel horse. The judges talked it over and after a few minutes decided to change the score and Japan's medal fate.

The biggest loser is Ukraine, but Team Great Britain has to feel snubbed as well. After all, the British men fought hard throughout the competition and exceeded expectations tremendously. They were certainly deserving of a silver medal. 

As for the victors, despite struggling mightily through qualifications during the weekend, Day 3 proved to be China's shining moment, as they and Japan both made up for their mistakes by posting medal efforts in the final.

Although the controversy will be the talking point of Monday's event, the only surprise on the podium is Great Britain and the absence of the United States, who looked poised for gold heading into Day 3.

The Americans' collapse was as shocking a result that we have seen at the Games this summer, and promises to be one of Team USA's more infamous moments of these Olympics

Here's how the men's gymnastics team final unfolded on Day 3.


Medal Winners


Nation Medal
China Gold
Japan Silver
Great Britain Bronze


Final Men's Gymnastics Team Final Standings


Pos. Nation (Score)
1 China (275.997)
2 Japan (271.952)
3 Great Britain (271.711)
4 Ukraine (271.526)
5 United States (269.952)
6 Russia (269.603)
7 Germany (268.019)
8 France (265.441)


*All Results Courtesy of NBCOlympics.com


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