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Gymnastics at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games:

Men's Individual All-Around

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Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): National Indoor Stadium, , Beijing
Date Started: August 9, 2008
Date Finished: August 14, 2008

Gold: CHN Yang Wei
Silver: JPN Kohei Uchimura
Bronze: FRA Benoît Caranobe

Summary

The format was the same as in 2004, with 24 men advancing to the final round from the team qualifying, with no more than two allowed from any nations. Qualifying scores did not carry over to the final round. China’s [Yang Wei] had won the all-around World Championships in 2006 and 2007, the first time this had been done since Yugoslavian Petar Šumi in 1922 and 1926. Yang came into Beijing as the clear favorite and did not disappoint, winning the gold medal by the largest margin in modern Olympic history. He started out slowly, only in eighth place after his first two rotations, but he was steady and made no mistakes, as did his competitors, and he won by 2.6 points over Japan’s Kohei Uchimura. Uchimura’s chances at gold were ruined on the pommelled horse, when he fell off twice, and received the lowest score on the apparatus of any of the 24 finalists. Only his consistency on the five other routines enabled him to win silver. Uchimura would return in 2012 to win gold in all-around at London. The bronze medal was a huge upset, won by France’s Benoît Caranobe, who had never come close to winning anything in all-around at major internationals.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Yang Wei 28 China CHN Gold
2 Kohei Uchimura 19 Japan JPN Silver
3 Benoît Caranobe 28 France FRA Bronze
4 Hiroyuki Tomita 27 Japan JPN
5 Sergey Khorokhordin 22 Russia RUS
6 Maksim Devyatovsky 24 Russia RUS
7 Fabian Hambüchen 20 Germany GER
8 Yang Tae-Yeong 28 South Korea KOR
9 Jonathan Horton 22 United States USA
10 Rafael Martínez 24 Spain ESP
11 Kim Dae-Eun 23 South Korea KOR
12 Sasha Artemev 22 United States USA
13 Philipp Boy 21 Germany GER
14 Luis Rivera 21 Puerto Rico PUR
15 Adam Wong 23 Canada CAN
16 Anton Fokin 25 Uzbekistan UZB
17 Nathan Gafuik 23 Canada CAN
18 Flavius Koczi 20 Romania ROU
19 Enrico Pozzo 27 Italy ITA
20 Daniel Keatings 18 Great Britain GBR
21 Thomas Bouhail 22 France FRA
22 José Luis Fuentes 23 Venezuela VEN
23 Dmitry Savitsky 24 Belarus BLR
24 Chen Yibing 23 China CHN
6 QR Koki Sakamoto 21 Japan JPN
17 QR Yury Ryazanov 21 Russia RUS
22 QR Kim Su-Myeon 21 South Korea KOR
28 QR Dimitri Karbanenko 35 France FRA
29 QR Aleksandr Shatilov 21 Israel ISR
30 QR Hamilton Sabot 21 France FRA
31 QR Matteo Morandi 26 Italy ITA
32 QR Daniel Popescu 25 Romania ROU
33 QR Denis Savenkov 24 Belarus BLR
34 QR Kim Seung-Il 23 South Korea KOR
35 QR Claudio Capelli 21 Switzerland SUI
36 QR Adrian Bucur 23 Romania ROU
37 QR Sascha Palgen 23 Luxembourg LUX
38 QR Răzvan Şelariu 24 Romania ROU
39 QR Sam Simpson 24 Australia AUS
40 QR Sergio Muñoz 18 Spain ESP
41 QR Louis Smith 19 Great Britain GBR
42 QR Jorge Hugo Giraldo 28 Colombia COL
43 QR Koen Van Damme 21 Belgium BEL
44 QR Mohamed Srour 22 Egypt EGY
45 QR Li Xiaopeng 27 China CHN
46 QR Xiao Qin 23 China CHN
47 QR Dmitry Kasperovich 30 Belarus BLR
48 QR Takuya Nakase 25 Japan JPN
49 QR Marcel Nguyen 20 Germany GER
50 QR Joey Hagerty 26 United States USA
51 QR Justin Spring 24 United States USA
52 QR Raj Bhavsar 27 United States USA
53 QR Eugen Spiridonov 26 Germany GER
54 QR David Kikuchi 28 Canada CAN
55 QR Iván San Miguel 23 Spain ESP
56 QR Robert Juckel 26 Germany GER
57 QR Anton Golotsutskov 23 Russia RUS
58 QR Manuel Carballo 25 Spain ESP
59 QR Andrea Coppolino 30 Italy ITA
60 QR Nikolay Kryukov 29 Russia RUS
61 QR Takehiro Kashima 28 Japan JPN
62 QR Kim Ji-Hun 23 South Korea KOR
63 QR Kyle Shewfelt 26 Canada CAN
64 QR Matteo Angioletti 21 Italy ITA
65 QR Grant Golding 27 Canada CAN
66 QR Isaac Botella 24 Spain ESP
67 QR Gervasio Deferr 27 Spain ESP
68 QR Aleksandr Tsarevich 21 Belarus BLR
69 QR Alberto Busnari 29 Italy ITA
70 QR Igor Kozlov 21 Belarus BLR
71 QR Marian Drăgulescu 27 Romania ROU
72 QR Zou Kai 20 China CHN
73 QR Huang Xu 29 China CHN
74 QR Brandon O'Neill 23 Canada CAN
75 QR Thomas Andergassen 28 Germany GER
76 QR Kevin Tan 26 United States USA
77 QR Igor Cassina 30 Italy ITA
78 QR George Stanescu 23 Romania ROU
79 QR Konstantin Pluzhnikov 21 Russia RUS
80 QR Danny Rodrigues 23 France FRA
81 QR Nashwan Al-Harazi 21 Yemen YEM
82 QR Róbert Gál 29 Hungary HUN
83 QR Diego Hypólito 21 Brazil BRA
84 QR Yann Cucherat 28 France FRA
85 QR Yu Won-Cheol 24 South Korea KOR
86 QR Makoto Okiguchi 22 Japan JPN
87 QR Filip Ude 22 Croatia CRO
88 QR Vlasis Maras 25 Greece GRE
89 QR Valeriy Honcharov 30 Ukraine UKR
90 QR Ilia Giorgadze 30 Georgia GEO
91 QR Christoph Schärer 27 Switzerland SUI
92 QR Aleksey Ignatovich 22 Belarus BLR
93 QR Martin Konečný 24 Czech Republic CZE
94 QR Leszek Blanik 31 Poland POL
95 QR Yordan Yovchev 35 Bulgaria BUL
96 QR Oleksandr Vorobiov 23 Ukraine UKR
97 QR Mitja Petkovšek 31 Slovenia SLO
98 QR Epke Zonderland 22 Netherlands NED