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Gymnastics at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Men's Horizontal Bar

Gymnastics at the 2016 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games


Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): Rio Olympic Arena, Barra Olympic Park, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 6, 2016
Date Finished: August 16, 2016

Gold: GER Fabian Hambüchen
Silver: USA Danell Leyva
Bronze: GBR Nile Wilson


The only individual event the 2016 all-round and team gold medallist [Kohei Uchimura] qualified for in Rio was the floor exercise. He was expected to do well on the horizontal bars, on which he was the 2015 World Champion, but a costly slip saw him finish qualification in 37th place and he failed to reach the final. The silver medalist from the 2012 London Games, Germany’s [Fabian Hambüchen], headed the list of qualifiers marginally ahead of Briton’s [Nile Wilson], the 2016 European Champion, and the defending champion [Epke Zonderland] of Netherlands, who was also the 2013 and 2014 World Champion. America’s [Danell Leyva], the 2015 World silver medalist, was taking part in his second event in just over an hour and a half, after winning silver on the parallel bars. [Manrique Larduet] the Cuban bronze medalist at the 2015 World Championship, was also back in action after appearing on the parallel bars, as was Ukraine’s [Oleh Verniaiev] who was hoping to win his second gold medal of the day.

The first to go was the favourite Hambüchen and he lived up to that billing with a 15.766 from a difficulty rating of 7.300. Zonderland’s performance turned into a disaster when he lost his grip attempting a difficult combination and crashed to the floor face down, leaving him a defeated champion. He got back on the bars but finished seventh. Britain’s Nile Wilson moved into second place with 15.466 and the second US gymnast, [Sam Mikulak], moved into third behind Hambüchen and Wilson with a 15.400. Verniaiev could not get among the medals this time and finished last, and it was not until the last man up, Danell Leyva, that the medal positions changed, as he ousted his fellow American Mikaluk from a medal and moved himself into second place with 15.500 to take his second silver within a couple of hours. It was Hambüchen’s first gold in four Olympics and it added to his bronze in 2008 and silver in 2012. It was also Germany’s first gymnastics gold medal since [Andreas Wecker]’s gold in the same event in 1996.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Fabian Hambüchen 28 Germany GER Gold
2 Danell Leyva 24 United States USA Silver
3 Nile Wilson 20 Great Britain GBR Bronze
4 Sam Mikulak 23 United States USA
5 Francisco Barretto Júnior 26 Brazil BRA
6 Manrique Larduet 20 Cuba CUB
7 Epke Zonderland 30 Netherlands NED
8 Oleh Verniaiev 22 Ukraine UKR
9 r1/2 Pablo Brägger 23 Switzerland SUI
10 r1/2 Bart Deurloo 25 Netherlands NED
11 r1/2 Ryohei Kato 22 Japan JPN
12 r1/2 Jossimar Calvo 22 Colombia COL
13 r1/2 Kristian Thomas 27 Great Britain GBR
14T r1/2 Lin Chaopan 20 China CHN
14T r1/2 Randy Lerú 20 Cuba CUB
16 r1/2 Sérgio Sasaki 24 Brazil BRA
17 r1/2 Park Min-Soo 21 South Korea KOR
18 r1/2 Nicolás Córdoba 26 Argentina ARG
19 r1/2 Néstor Abad 23 Spain ESP
20T r1/2 Arthur Mariano 22 Brazil BRA
20T r1/2 Chris Brooks 29 United States USA
22 r1/2 Marios Georgiou 18 Cyprus CYP
23 r1/2 Axel Augis 25 France FRA
24 r1/2 Yusuke Tanaka 26 Japan JPN
25 r1/2 Ivan Stretovich 19 Russia RUS
26 r1/2 Andreas Toba 25 Germany GER
27T r1/2 Andrey Likhovitsky 30 Belarus BLR
27T r1/2 Yu Won-Cheol 32 South Korea KOR
29 r1/2 Maksym Semiankiv 24 Ukraine UKR
30 r1/2 David Belyavsky 24 Russia RUS
31 r1/2 Brinn Bevan 19 Great Britain GBR
32 r1/2 Deng Shudi 24 China CHN
33T r1/2 Koji Yamamuro 27 Japan JPN
33T r1/2 Jake Dalton 24 United States USA
35 r1/2 David Jessen 19 Czech Republic CZE
36 r1/2 Julien Gobaux 25 France FRA
37 r1/2 Kohei Uchimura 27 Japan JPN
38 r1/2 Vlasis Maras 33 Greece GRE
39 r1/2 Robert Tvorogal 21 Lithuania LTU
40 r1/2 Nikolay Kuksenkov 27 Russia RUS
41T r1/2 You Hao 24 China CHN
41T r1/2 Jeffrey Wammes 29 Netherlands NED
43 r1/2 Lee Sang-Wook 30 South Korea KOR
44 r1/2 Aleksandr Shatilov 29 Israel ISR
45 r1/2 Frank Rijken 19 Netherlands NED
46 r1/2 Ludovico Edalli 22 Italy ITA
47 r1/2 Zhang Chenglong 27 China CHN
48 r1/2 Anton Fokin 33 Uzbekistan UZB
49 r1/2 Andrei Muntean 23 Romania ROU
50 r1/2 Petro Paxnyuk 24 Azerbaijan AZE
51 r1/2 Stian Skjerahaug 24 Norway NOR
52 r1/2 Christian Baumann 21 Switzerland SUI
53 r1/2 Vladyslav Hryko 19 Ukraine UKR
54 r1/2 Ferhat Arıcan 23 Turkey TUR
55 r1/2 Andreas Bretschneider 26 Germany GER
56 r1/2 Kieran Behan 27 Ireland IRL
57 r1/2 Oleq Stepko 22 Azerbaijan AZE
58 r1/2 Max Whitlock 23 Great Britain GBR
59 r1/2 Ihor Radivilov 23 Ukraine UKR
60 r1/2 Danny Rodrigues 31 France FRA
61 r1/2 Oliver Hegi 23 Switzerland SUI
62 r1/2 Marcel Nguyen 28 Germany GER
63 r1/2 Ryan Patterson 22 South Africa RSA
64 r1/2 Oskar Kirmes 20 Finland FIN
65 r1/2 Eddy Yusof 21 Switzerland SUI
66 r1/2 Mohamed Abdeldjalil Bourguieg 19 Algeria ALG
67 r1/2 Misha Koudinov 25 New Zealand NZL
68 r1/2 Nikita Nagorny 19 Russia RUS
69 r1/2 Kévin Crovetto 24 Monaco MON
70 r1/2 Marian Drăgulescu 35 Romania ROU
71 r1/2 Kim Han-Sol 20 South Korea KOR