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Gymnastics at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Men's Individual All-Around

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 10, 2016

Gold: JPN Kohei Uchimura
Silver: UKR Oleh Verniaiev
Bronze: GBR Max Whitlock


Despite finishing second to [Oleh Verniaiev] of Ukraine in qualifying, Japan’s [Kohei Uchimura] was favourite to win the all-round title because he had won all six world titles since winning silver in Beijing in 2008 and was the reigning Olympic Champion. The surprise leader after the opening round was Britain’s [Max Whitlock] after a fine performance on the pommel horse that earned him 15.875. No Briton had won an individual all-round medal since [Walter Tysall] took silver in 1908. Uchimara was breathing down Whitlock’s neck, with 2013 World Championship silver medallist [Ryohei Kato] in third.

Another of the fancied gymnasts was Cuban’s 2015 world silver medallist [Manrique Larduet], but a fall during the vault forced him to retire injured, as the lead changed hands with Uchimara taking top spot from Whitlock with Verniaiev moving into third. A great performance by the Ukrainian on the rings put him top of the leader board at the half-way stage, with Whitlock still hanging on to that silver medal position, but he dropped to third after the fourth rotation as the Japanese favourite moved into second.

Verniaiev cemented his position as leader in the fifth round with a 16.1 from an outstanding performance on the parallel bars and, going into the final round, the Ukrainian’s lead the defending champion with 77.466 points to 76.565, with Whitlock third on 75.441.The Briton posted a 15.2 on the floor and then had to wait to see if he would be overtaken for that elusive medal by the Russian [David Belyavsky], or the Chinese pair or [Deng Shudi] and [Lin Chaopan]. Lin’s floor exercise tally was less than Whitlock’s, as was Deng’s performance on the horizontal bar and, agonisingly for Belyavsky, he needed 15.260 on the bars for bronze, but fell marginally short with 15.13. Thus Whitlock won Britain’s first all-round medal in 108 years, and all eyes were now back onto the race for the gold medal.

Vernyayev led Uchimara by 0.901 points. The Japanese gymnast went first on the high bars and put in a dynamic performance and ended with 92,365 points. Verniaiev knew he needed 14.900 to take gold but he came up short with a 14.800 after a slight hop on landing. Thus he lost the title by less than 100th of a point as Uchimara became the first man since the legendary [Sawao Kato] in 1972 to successfully defend his title.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Kohei Uchimura 27 Japan JPN Gold
2 Oleh Verniaiev 22 Ukraine UKR Silver
3 Max Whitlock 23 Great Britain GBR Bronze
4 David Belyavsky 24 Russia RUS
5 Lin Chaopan 20 China CHN
6 Deng Shudi 24 China CHN
7 Sam Mikulak 23 United States USA
8 Nile Wilson 20 Great Britain GBR
9 Sérgio Sasaki 24 Brazil BRA
10 Jossimar Calvo 22 Colombia COL
11 Ryohei Kato 22 Japan JPN
12 Eddy Yusof 21 Switzerland SUI
13 Nikolay Kuksenkov 27 Russia RUS
14 Chris Brooks 29 United States USA
15 Bart Deurloo 25 Netherlands NED
16 Pablo Brägger 23 Switzerland SUI
17 Arthur Mariano 22 Brazil BRA
18 Andrey Likhovitsky 30 Belarus BLR
19 Marcel Nguyen 28 Germany GER
20 Andreas Bretschneider 26 Germany GER
21 Axel Augis 25 France FRA
22 Oleq Stepko 22 Azerbaijan AZE
AC r2/2 Marios Georgiou 18 Cyprus CYP
AC r2/2 Manrique Larduet 20 Cuba CUB
17 r1/2 Brinn Bevan 19 Great Britain GBR
18 r1/2 Francisco Barretto Júnior 26 Brazil BRA
27 r1/2 Park Min-Soo 21 South Korea KOR
28 r1/2 Nikita Nagorny 19 Russia RUS
29 r1/2 Julien Gobaux 25 France FRA
30 r1/2 Oliver Hegi 23 Switzerland SUI
31 r1/2 Néstor Abad 23 Spain ESP
32 r1/2 Stian Skjerahaug 24 Norway NOR
33 r1/2 Frank Rijken 19 Netherlands NED
34 r1/2 Petro Paxnyuk 24 Azerbaijan AZE
35 r1/2 Oskar Kirmes 20 Finland FIN
36 r1/2 Andrei Muntean 23 Romania ROU
37 r1/2 Anton Fokin 33 Uzbekistan UZB
38 r1/2 Kieran Behan 27 Ireland IRL
39 r1/2 Maksym Semiankiv 24 Ukraine UKR
40 r1/2 Jeffrey Wammes 29 Netherlands NED
41 r1/2 Ferhat Arıcan 23 Turkey TUR
42 r1/2 Robert Tvorogal 21 Lithuania LTU
43 r1/2 Randy Lerú 20 Cuba CUB
44 r1/2 Ludovico Edalli 22 Italy ITA
45 r1/2 Misha Koudinov 25 New Zealand NZL
46 r1/2 Ryan Patterson 22 South Africa RSA
47 r1/2 David Jessen 19 Czech Republic CZE
48 r1/2 Mohamed Abdeldjalil Bourguieg 19 Algeria ALG
49 r1/2 Kévin Crovetto 24 Monaco MON
AC Andreas Toba 25 Germany GER DNF