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Men's Pommelled Horse

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Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): National Indoor Stadium, , Beijing
Date Started: August 9, 2008
Date Finished: August 17, 2008

Gold: CHN Xiao Qin
Silver: CRO Filip Ude
Bronze: GBR Louis Smith

Summary

The format was the same as it had been from 1984-2004, with eight gymnasts advancing from the team all-around, but no more than two per nation. China’s Xiao Qin had won the last three World Championships, was known as the “Pommel King,” and was expected to win. He led the qualifying with 16.000 points, light-years ahead of the other gymnasts. His final performance had a slight break in routine but he still won the gold medal with 15.875 points. Silver and bronze medals went to Croatian Filip Ude and Britain’s Louis Smith, respectively, although this was only decided after a tie-breaker. Ude’s medal was the first ever in Olympic gymnastics for Croatia, while Smith won Britain’s first individual gymnastic medal since Walter Tysall in 1908. He would return in 2012 at London and add an Olympic silver medal on pommels.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Xiao Qin 23 China CHN Gold
2 Filip Ude 22 Croatia CRO Silver
3 Louis Smith 19 Great Britain GBR Bronze
4 Yang Wei 28 China CHN
5 Hiroyuki Tomita 27 Japan JPN
6 Kim Ji-Hun 23 South Korea KOR
7 Sasha Artemev 22 United States USA
8 José Luis Fuentes 23 Venezuela VEN
6 QR Huang Xu 29 China CHN
10 QR Daniel Keatings 18 Great Britain GBR
11 QR Alberto Busnari 29 Italy ITA
12 QR Aleksey Ignatovich 22 Belarus BLR
13 QR Yang Tae-Yeong 28 South Korea KOR
14 QR Koki Sakamoto 21 Japan JPN
15 QR Thomas Andergassen 28 Germany GER
16 QR Robert Juckel 26 Germany GER
17 QR Nikolay Kryukov 29 Russia RUS
18 QR Sergey Khorokhordin 22 Russia RUS
19 QR Rafael Martínez 24 Spain ESP
20 QR Luis Rivera 21 Puerto Rico PUR
21 QR Kim Dae-Eun 23 South Korea KOR
22 QR Anton Fokin 25 Uzbekistan UZB
23 QR Philipp Boy 21 Germany GER
24 QR Kim Seung-Il 23 South Korea KOR
25 QR Dmitry Savitsky 24 Belarus BLR
26 QR Daniel Popescu 25 Romania ROU
27 QR Chen Yibing 23 China CHN
28 QR Manuel Carballo 25 Spain ESP
29 QR Eugen Spiridonov 26 Germany GER
30 QR Claudio Capelli 21 Switzerland SUI
31 QR Yury Ryazanov 21 Russia RUS
32 QR Aleksandr Tsarevich 21 Belarus BLR
33 QR Takehiro Kashima 28 Japan JPN
34 QR Flavius Koczi 20 Romania ROU
35 QR Adam Wong 23 Canada CAN
36 QR Enrico Pozzo 27 Italy ITA
37 QR Benoît Caranobe 28 France FRA
38 QR Koen Van Damme 21 Belgium BEL
39 QR David Kikuchi 28 Canada CAN
40 QR Grant Golding 27 Canada CAN
41 QR Kevin Tan 26 United States USA
42 QR Kohei Uchimura 19 Japan JPN
43 QR Takuya Nakase 25 Japan JPN
44 QR Răzvan Şelariu 24 Romania ROU
45 QR Raj Bhavsar 27 United States USA
46 QR Hamilton Sabot 21 France FRA
47 QR Sam Simpson 24 Australia AUS
48 QR Jonathan Horton 22 United States USA
49 QR Joey Hagerty 26 United States USA
50 QR Thomas Bouhail 22 France FRA
51 QR Aleksandr Shatilov 21 Israel ISR
52 QR Igor Cassina 30 Italy ITA
53 QR Nathan Gafuik 23 Canada CAN
54 QR Kim Su-Myeon 21 South Korea KOR
55 QR Iván San Miguel 23 Spain ESP
56 QR Dimitri Karbanenko 35 France FRA
57 QR Matteo Morandi 26 Italy ITA
58 QR Martin Konečný 24 Czech Republic CZE
59 QR Isaac Botella 24 Spain ESP
60 QR Denis Savenkov 24 Belarus BLR
61 QR Danny Rodrigues 23 France FRA
62 QR Jorge Hugo Giraldo 28 Colombia COL
63 QR Maksim Devyatovsky 24 Russia RUS
64 QR Mohamed Srour 22 Egypt EGY
65 QR Róbert Gál 29 Hungary HUN
66 QR Christoph Schärer 27 Switzerland SUI
67 QR Fabian Hambüchen 20 Germany GER
68 QR Sascha Palgen 23 Luxembourg LUX
69 QR Andrea Coppolino 30 Italy ITA
70 QR George Stanescu 23 Romania ROU
71 QR Sergio Muñoz 18 Spain ESP
72 QR Igor Kozlov 21 Belarus BLR
73 QR Adrian Bucur 23 Romania ROU
74 QR Nashwan Al-Harazi 21 Yemen YEM
75 QR Brandon O'Neill 23 Canada CAN
76 QR Anton Golotsutskov 23 Russia RUS