[NEWS] KOHEI UCHIMURA WINS OLYMPIC GOLD IN MEN’S GYMNASTICS ALL AROUND FINAL

[NEWS] KOHEI UCHIMURA WINS OLYMPIC GOLD IN MEN’S GYMNASTICS ALL AROUND FINAL

Gold Medal: Kohel Uchimura
Kohei Uchimura wins his first men’s gymnastics Olympic all around GOLD medal at the North Greenwich Arena! The three-time defending World Champion won a silver in the 2008 Beijing Games in the all around but that wasn’t enough. He wanted gold. Uchimura qualified into the all around final in 9th place which means he wasn’t even placed in the top group. Uchimura had a near perfect meet until his last event where he put his hands down on one of his tumbling passes on Floor. Since he’s such a badass gymnast, the fall didn’t really hurt his all around score. The Japanese golden boy finished with a 92.690 to get him the gold.

Silver Medal: Marcel Nguyen
Marcel Nguyen qualified into the all around final above Kohei Uchimura in seventh place. He had a pretty solid day starting on the nerving Pommel Horse earning a 13.666. He moves over to the Rings to earn the highest score in the competition on that event with a 15.366. As the reigning European Parallel Bars champion, he tied with Leyva’s 15.833 for another highest score in the competition on that apparatus. His tuck full-in dismount was the highlight of the routine. Nguyen was the last gymnast to go on the last event, the Floor Exercise, where a 15.300 clinched a silver for Germany with an all-around score of 91.031. It was a complete sweet surprise for him and we couldn’t be happier.


Bronze Medla: Danell Leyva
Danell Leyva qualified into the all around final in first place and we were all hoping for the same result in today’s competition. He had a great start on the Floor Exercise where he had solid landings on his passes to score a 15.366. Leyva heads to Pommel Horse, an event that gave him some problems during the Team Final and once again gave him a little problem today on his dismount scoring only 13.500. He does a decent job on Rings (14.733) and Vault (15.566). As he heads into the last two rotation, Parallel Bars and High Bar, he knew he could finish strong on his two best events. As the reigning World Champion on the Parallel Bars, he tied with Marcel Nguyen with at 15.833, the highest score in the meet. Leyva finishes strong with an incredible High Bar routine scoring yet another highest score in the competition with a 15.700 which moves him into the bronze position.

MEN’S ALL AROUND FINAL RESULTS

1. Kohei Uchimura (JPN)- 92.690 (GOLD)
2. Marcel Nguyen (GER)- 91.031 (SILVER)
3. Danell Leyva (USA)- 90.698 (BRONZE)
4. Mykola Kuksenkov (UKR)- 90.432
5. David Belyavskiy (RUS)- 90.297
6. Kazuhito Tanaka (JPN)- 89.407
7. Kristian Thomas (GBR)- 89.406
8. John Orozco (USA)- 89.331
9. Fabian Gonzalez (ESP)- 88.998
10. Sergio Sasaki (BRA)- 88.965
11. Oleg Verniaiev (UKR)- 88.931
12. Alexander Shatilov (ISR)- 88.432
13. Daniel Purvis (GBR)- 88.332
14. Emin Garibov (RUS)- 88.006
15. Fabian Hambuchen (GER)- 87.765
16. Cyril Tommasone (FRA)- 87.657
17. Claudio Capelli (SUI)- 87.314
18. Enrico Pozzo (ITA)- 87.032
19. Joshua Jefferis (AUS)- 86.865
20. Kim Soo Myun (85.773)
21. Jimmy Verbaeys (BEL)- 85.231
22. Paolo Ottavi (ITA)- 84.648
23. Javier Gomez Fuertes (ESP)- 84.431
24. Roman Kulesza (POL)- 84.165