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Gymnastics at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games:

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Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): National Indoor Stadium, , Beijing
Date Started: August 9, 2008
Date Finished: August 18, 2008

Gold: CHN Chen Yibing
Silver: CHN Yang Wei
Bronze: UKR Oleksandr Vorobiov

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. The two top recent performers on pommelled horse were China’s Chen Yibing and Dutchman Yuri van Gelder. Chen won the 2006-07 World titles, after Van Gelder had won in 2005. Van Gelder could not compete in Beijing because the Netherlands did not make the team competition, he did not qualify on all-around scores, and only the most recent apparatus World Champions were allowed in as wild cards. In his absence Chen led the qualifying and won the gold medal in the final quite easily. He would add an Olympic silver on rings at London in 2012.

Second in qualifying was Bulgarian [Yordon Yovchev], competing in a record-tying fifth Olympics. Yovchev had won a bronze medal on rings in both 2000 and 2004, but missed a handstand in the finals and would finish eighth and last. Yovchev would compete again in 2012, becoming the first male gymnast to compete in six Olympics, a mark also equalled in London by German-Uzbeki Oksana Chusovitina.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Chen Yibing 23 China CHN Gold
2 Yang Wei 28 China CHN Silver
3 Oleksandr Vorobiov 23 Ukraine UKR Bronze
4 Andrea Coppolino 30 Italy ITA
5 Danny Rodrigues 23 France FRA
6 Matteo Morandi 26 Italy ITA
7 George Stanescu 23 Romania ROU
8 Yordan Yovchev 35 Bulgaria BUL
9 QR Kevin Tan 26 United States USA
10 QR Matteo Angioletti 21 Italy ITA
11 QR Yu Won-Cheol 24 South Korea KOR
12 QR Thomas Andergassen 28 Germany GER
13 QR Koki Sakamoto 21 Japan JPN
14 QR Kim Dae-Eun 23 South Korea KOR
15 QR Maksim Devyatovsky 24 Russia RUS
16 QR Raj Bhavsar 27 United States USA
17 QR Jonathan Horton 22 United States USA
18 QR Huang Xu 29 China CHN
19 QR Grant Golding 27 Canada CAN
20 QR Takuya Nakase 25 Japan JPN
21 QR Dmitry Kasperovich 30 Belarus BLR
22 QR Luis Rivera 21 Puerto Rico PUR
23 QR David Kikuchi 28 Canada CAN
24 QR Iván San Miguel 23 Spain ESP
25 QR Răzvan Şelariu 24 Romania ROU
26 QR Dmitry Savitsky 24 Belarus BLR
27 QR Sergio Muñoz 18 Spain ESP
28 QR Benoît Caranobe 28 France FRA
29 QR Yury Ryazanov 21 Russia RUS
30 QR Anton Golotsutskov 23 Russia RUS
31 QR Sergey Khorokhordin 22 Russia RUS
32 QR Hiroyuki Tomita 27 Japan JPN
33 QR Fabian Hambüchen 20 Germany GER
34 QR Adrian Bucur 23 Romania ROU
35 QR Igor Kozlov 21 Belarus BLR
36 QR Isaac Botella 24 Spain ESP
37 QR Manuel Carballo 25 Spain ESP
38 QR Yang Tae-Yeong 28 South Korea KOR
39 QR Marcel Nguyen 20 Germany GER
40 QR José Luis Fuentes 23 Venezuela VEN
41 QR Anton Fokin 25 Uzbekistan UZB
42 QR Li Xiaopeng 27 China CHN
43 QR Kohei Uchimura 19 Japan JPN
44 QR Philipp Boy 21 Germany GER
45 QR Adam Wong 23 Canada CAN
46 QR Robert Juckel 26 Germany GER
47 QR Claudio Capelli 21 Switzerland SUI
48 QR Hamilton Sabot 21 France FRA
49 QR Kim Seung-Il 23 South Korea KOR
50 QR Koen Van Damme 21 Belgium BEL
51 QR Rafael Martínez 24 Spain ESP
52 QR Sascha Palgen 23 Luxembourg LUX
53 QR Konstantin Pluzhnikov 21 Russia RUS
54 QR Nathan Gafuik 23 Canada CAN
55 QR Enrico Pozzo 27 Italy ITA
56 QR Kim Su-Myeon 21 South Korea KOR
57 QR Justin Spring 24 United States USA
58 QR Aleksandr Shatilov 21 Israel ISR
59 QR Daniel Popescu 25 Romania ROU
60 QR Jorge Hugo Giraldo 28 Colombia COL
61 QR Flavius Koczi 20 Romania ROU
62 QR Kyle Shewfelt 26 Canada CAN
63 QR Sam Simpson 24 Australia AUS
64 QR Daniel Keatings 18 Great Britain GBR
65 QR Denis Savenkov 24 Belarus BLR
66 QR Thomas Bouhail 22 France FRA
67 QR Dimitri Karbanenko 35 France FRA
68 QR Sasha Artemev 22 United States USA
69 QR Louis Smith 19 Great Britain GBR
70 QR Mohamed Srour 22 Egypt EGY