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Rings, Men

Date9 – 18 August 2008
StatusOlympic
LocationGuojia Tiyuguan, Beijing Aolinpike Gongyuan, Beijing
Participants70 from 25 countries

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.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Chen YibingCHNGold
2Yang WeiCHNSilver
3Oleksandr VorobiovUKRBronze
4Andrea CoppolinoITA
5Danny RodriguesFRA
6Matteo MorandiITA
7George StănescuROU
8Yordan YovchevBUL
9 r1/2Kevin TanUSA
10 r1/2Matteo AngiolettiITA
11 r1/2Yu Won-CheolKOR
12 r1/2Thomas AndergassenGER
13 r1/2Koki SakamotoJPN
14 r1/2Kim Dae-EunKOR
15 r1/2Maksim DevyatovskyRUS
16 r1/2Raj BhavsarUSA
17 r1/2Jonathan HortonUSA
18 r1/2Huang XuCHN
19 r1/2Grant GoldingCAN
20 r1/2Takuya NakaseJPN
21 r1/2Dzmitry KaspiarovichBLR
22 r1/2Luis RiveraPUR
23 r1/2David KikuchiCAN
24 r1/2Iván San MiguelESP
25 r1/2Răzvan ȘelariuROU
26 r1/2Dzmitry SavitskiBLR
27 r1/2Sergio MuñozESP
28 r1/2Benoît CaranobeFRA
29 r1/2Yury RyazanovRUS
30 r1/2Anton GolotsutskovRUS
31 r1/2Sergey KhorokhordinRUS
32 r1/2Hiroyuki TomitaJPN
33 r1/2Fabian HambüchenGER
34 r1/2Adrian BucurROU
35 r1/2Ihar KazlouBLR
36 r1/2Isaac BotellaESP
37 r1/2Manuel CarballoESP
38 r1/2Yang Tae-YeongKOR
39 r1/2Marcel NguyenGER
40 r1/2José Luis FuentesVEN
41 r1/2Anton FokinUZB
42 r1/2Li XiaopengCHN
43 r1/2Kohei UchimuraJPN
44 r1/2Philipp BoyGER
45 r1/2Adam WongCAN
46 r1/2Robert JuckelGER
47 r1/2Claudio CapelliSUI
48 r1/2Hamilton SabotFRA
49 r1/2Kim Seung-IlKOR
50 r1/2Koen Van DammeBEL
51 r1/2Rafael MartínezESP
52 r1/2Sascha PalgenLUX
53 r1/2Konstantin PluzhnikovRUS
54 r1/2Nathan GafuikCAN
55 r1/2Enrico PozzoITA
56 r1/2Kim Su-MyeonKOR
57 r1/2Justin SpringUSA
58 r1/2Aleksandr ShatilovISR
59 r1/2Daniel PopescuROU
60 r1/2Jorge GiraldoCOL
61 r1/2Flavius KocziROU
62 r1/2Kyle ShewfeltCAN
63 r1/2Sam SimpsonAUS
64 r1/2Daniel KeatingsGBR
65 r1/2Dzianis SavenkouBLR
66 r1/2Thomas BouhailFRA
67 r1/2Dimitri KarbanenkoFRA
68 r1/2Sasha ArtemevUSA
69 r1/2Louis SmithGBR
70 r1/2Mohamed SrourEGY

Qualification (9 August 2008 — 12:00-22:05)

Top eight (maximum two per nation) qualified for the final.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPoints
1Chen YibingCHN16,525Q
2Yordan YovchevBUL16,275Q
3Oleksandr VorobiovUKR16,250Q
4Yang WeiCHN16,225Q
5Matteo MorandiITA16,025Q
6Andrea CoppolinoITA15,975Q
7Danny RodriguesFRA15,800Q
8George StănescuROU15,750Q
9Kevin TanUSA15,725
10Matteo AngiolettiITA15,625
11Yu Won-CheolKOR15,575
12Thomas AndergassenGER15,525
13Koki SakamotoJPN15,525
14Kim Dae-EunKOR15,450
15Maksim DevyatovskyRUS15,375
16Raj BhavsarUSA15,325
17Jonathan HortonUSA15,325
18Huang XuCHN15,300
19Grant GoldingCAN15,275
20Takuya NakaseJPN15,275
21Dzmitry KaspiarovichBLR15,275
22Luis RiveraPUR15,250
23David KikuchiCAN15,200
24Iván San MiguelESP15,200
25Răzvan ȘelariuROU15,175
26Dzmitry SavitskiBLR15,175
27Sergio MuñozESP15,150
28Benoît CaranobeFRA15,100
29Yury RyazanovRUS15,100
30Anton GolotsutskovRUS15,075
31Sergey KhorokhordinRUS15,075
32Hiroyuki TomitaJPN15,025
33Fabian HambüchenGER14,975
34Adrian BucurROU14,950
35Ihar KazlouBLR14,925
36Isaac BotellaESP14,900
37Manuel CarballoESP14,900
38Yang Tae-YeongKOR14,875
39Marcel NguyenGER14,850
40José Luis FuentesVEN14,850
41Anton FokinUZB14,825
42Li XiaopengCHN14,800
43Kohei UchimuraJPN14,675
44Philipp BoyGER14,650
45Adam WongCAN14,500
46Robert JuckelGER14,425
47Claudio CapelliSUI14,375
48Hamilton SabotFRA14,375
49Kim Seung-IlKOR14,325
50Koen Van DammeBEL14,325
51Rafael MartínezESP14,325
52Sascha PalgenLUX14,325
53Konstantin PluzhnikovRUS14,275
54Nathan GafuikCAN14,250
55Enrico PozzoITA14,250
56Kim Su-MyeonKOR14,175
57Justin SpringUSA14,175
58Aleksandr ShatilovISR14,075
59Daniel PopescuROU13,975
60Jorge GiraldoCOL13,950
61Flavius KocziROU13,950
62Kyle ShewfeltCAN13,925
63Sam SimpsonAUS13,800
64Daniel KeatingsGBR13,775
65Dzianis SavenkouBLR13,750
66Thomas BouhailFRA13,700
67Dimitri KarbanenkoFRA13,675
68Sasha ArtemevUSA13,675
69Louis SmithGBR13,325
70Mohamed SrourEGY12,675

Final (18 August 2008 — 18:00-18:28)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPoints
1Chen YibingCHN16,600
2Yang WeiCHN16,425
3Oleksandr VorobiovUKR16,325
4Andrea CoppolinoITA16,225
5Danny RodriguesFRA16,225
6Matteo MorandiITA16,200
7George StănescuROU15,825
8Yordan YovchevBUL15,525