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Men's Gymnastics All-Around Competition Clouded by Bizarre Errors

Emily ThompsonCorrespondent IAugust 13, 2008

The Men's All-Around competition was held tonight, and many strange things happened.

First, Japan's Kohei Uchimura fell off the pommel horse, not once, but twice.

Then Japan's other gymnast, Hiroyuki Tomita, fell off still rings during his dismount, which did not look pleasant. He fell hard and awkwardly to the ground, barely escaping injury.

U.S.A.'s Jonathan Horton made a mistake on the dreaded pommel horse.

Then South Korea's Kim Daeeun took a huge step out of bounds on vault.

South Korea's other gymnast, Yang Taeyoung, sat on the pommel horse during his routine costing him a medal.

Then Germany's Fabian Hambuechen missed the bar on a release during his high bar routine.

All in all it was just messy gymnastics. China's Yang Wei won a deserving Gold Medal, while Japan's Kohei Uchimura battled back to win Silver, and Frances Benoit Caranube won the bronze.

All I can say is, I hope the girls' competition goes smoother.

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