Olympic Men's Gymnastics 2012 Results: Day 7 Results, Medal Winners & Standings

Mike HoagCorrespondent IIJanuary 26, 2017

SAN JOSE, CA - JUNE 28:  Jake Dalton competes on the vault during day 1 of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Team Trials at HP Pavilion on June 28, 2012 in San Jose, California.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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After a disappointing team showing, Team USA’s male gymnastics team needed to rebound with successful performances in the individual events.

Danell Leyva’s bronze medal in the all-around competition has been the saving grace for U.S. men’s gymnastics to this point. They are being heavily outshined by their female counterparts, who are stealing the spotlight in London.

The U.S. failed to do much of anything in the first set of individual events Sunday morning, not medaling in either the floor or pommel horse events.

Jake Dalton, not expected to do very much, fell to fifth place and failed to medal in the floor event. China’s Kai Zou took home the gold ahead of 2011 world champion Kohei Uchimura, who won a tiebreaker with the Russian Denis Ablyazin to earn the silver for Japan. After a good showing, Ablyazin took home the bronze as a consolation.

In the pommel horse event, there was yet another case of controversy as a tiebreaker had to decide the gold medal winner.

Louis Smith of Great Britain was awarded the silver medal after Krisztian Berki of Hungary took home the gold due to having a higher execution score.

Unbelievable! Smith has tied with Berki on 16.066, but because the Hungarian's execution score was higher he takes gold, Smith silver

— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) August 5, 2012

Great Britain also took home another medal as Max Whitlock narrowly edged out Alberto Busnari of Italy for the bronze medal.

Here are the final standings and scores from the seventh day of the male Olympics gymnastics competition inside the Greenwich North Arena.


Medal Winners

Floor Event

Medal Athlete Score
Gold Kai Zou, China 15.933
Silver Kohei Uchimura, Japan 15.800
Bronze Denis Ablyazin, Russia 15.800
DNM Enrique Gonzalez Sepulveda, Chile 15.366
DNM Jake Dalton, USA 15.333
DNM Alexander Shtilov, Israel 15.333
DNM Flavius Koczi, Romania 15.100
DNM Marcel Nguyen, Germany 14.966


Pommel Horse

Medal Athlete Score
Gold Krisztian Berki, Hungary 16.066
Silver  Louis Smith, Great Britain 16.066
Bronze Max Whitlock, Great Britain 15.600
DNM Alberto Busnari, Italy 15.400
DNM Cyril Tommasone, France 15.141
DNM Vitalli Nakonechnyi, Ukraine 14.766
DNM David Belyavskiy, Russia 14.733
DNM Vid Hidvegi, Hungary 14.300


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