The Russian Olympic Committee claimed the men's gymnastics gold medal on Monday, narrowly defeating Japan in the team all-around competition.
The ROC's final score of 262.500 was just 0.103 ahead of Japan and not even a point ahead of bronze medalist China in a thrilling final. All Russian athletes at the Tokyo Games are competing for the ROC. A ruling last year by the Court of Arbitration for Sport banned Russia's team name as punishment for an extensive doping program and cover-ups.
Great Britain came in fourth place, while the United States was fifth.
Gold: ROC 262.500
Silver: Japan 262.397
Bronze: China 261.894
4th: Great Britain 255.760
5th: United States 254.594
Artur Dalaloyan and Nikita Nagornyy spearheaded the effort from the ROC. Nagornyy clinched the gold with an excellent floor routine of 14.666, giving him just enough points to put ROC ahead of Japan.
Daiki Hashimoto clinched the silver for Japan with his scintillating bar routine.
This was the closest race for the gold since the Perfect 10 system was eliminated.