Olympic Men's Gymnastics 2021: Vault Medal Winners, Scores and Results

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVAugust 2, 2021

Shin Jeahwan, of South Korea, celebrates after winning the gold medal for the vault during the artistic gymnastics men's apparatus final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
AP Photo/Ashley Landis

When scoring is done down to the thousands of a tenth of a point, you don't expect to see many ties.

But that was the case Monday in the men's vault competition at the 2021 Summer Games, with Shin Jeahwan of South Korea earning gold on a tiebreaker over ROC's Denis Abliazin.

Both Shin and Abliazin finished with averages of 14.783 on their two vaults. Shin was awarded the gold because he had the highest individual score on a single routine.

Armenia's Artur Davtyan earned bronze with a score of 14.733 and also won a tiebreak with Carlos Yulo of the Philippines.


Men's Vault Results

Gold: Shin Jeahwan (South Korea): 14.783
Silver: Denis Abliazin (ROC): 14.783
Bronze: Artur Davtyan (Armenia): 14.733

Davtyan is the first Armenian to medal in men's gymnastics.

Shin's triumph is South Korea's second gold in the sport. Hak Seon Yang previously won the country's first gold at the 2012 Summer Games.

South Korean Yeo Seojeong won bronze in the women's vault earlier in these Games.