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Pommelled Horse, Men

Date9 – 17 August 2008
StatusOlympic
LocationGuojia Tiyuguan, Beijing Aolinpike Gongyuan, Beijing
Participants76 from 27 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. 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.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Xiao QinCHNGold
2Filip UdeCROSilver
3Louis SmithGBRBronze
4Yang WeiCHN
5Hiroyuki TomitaJPN
6Kim Ji-HunKOR
7Sasha ArtemevUSA
8José Luis FuentesVEN
6 r1/2Huang XuCHN
10 r1/2Daniel KeatingsGBR
11 r1/2Alberto BusnariITA
12 r1/2Aliaksei IhnatovichBLR
13 r1/2Yang Tae-YeongKOR
14 r1/2Koki SakamotoJPN
15 r1/2Thomas AndergassenGER
16 r1/2Robert JuckelGER
17 r1/2Nikolay KryukovRUS
18 r1/2Sergey KhorokhordinRUS
19 r1/2Rafael MartínezESP
20 r1/2Luis RiveraPUR
21 r1/2Kim Dae-EunKOR
22 r1/2Anton FokinUZB
23 r1/2Philipp BoyGER
24 r1/2Kim Seung-IlKOR
25 r1/2Dzmitry SavitskiBLR
26 r1/2Daniel PopescuROU
27 r1/2Chen YibingCHN
28 r1/2Manuel CarballoESP
29 r1/2Eugen SpiridonovGER
30 r1/2Claudio CapelliSUI
31 r1/2Yury RyazanovRUS
32 r1/2Aliaksandr TsarevichBLR
33 r1/2Takehiro KashimaJPN
34 r1/2Flavius KocziROU
35 r1/2Adam WongCAN
36 r1/2Enrico PozzoITA
37 r1/2Benoît CaranobeFRA
38 r1/2Koen Van DammeBEL
39 r1/2David KikuchiCAN
40 r1/2Grant GoldingCAN
41 r1/2Kevin TanUSA
42 r1/2Kohei UchimuraJPN
43 r1/2Takuya NakaseJPN
44 r1/2Răzvan ȘelariuROU
45 r1/2Raj BhavsarUSA
46 r1/2Hamilton SabotFRA
47 r1/2Sam SimpsonAUS
48 r1/2Jonathan HortonUSA
49 r1/2Joey HagertyUSA
50 r1/2Thomas BouhailFRA
51 r1/2Aleksandr ShatilovISR
52 r1/2Igor CassinaITA
53 r1/2Nathan GafuikCAN
54 r1/2Kim Su-MyeonKOR
55 r1/2Iván San MiguelESP
56 r1/2Dimitri KarbanenkoFRA
57 r1/2Matteo MorandiITA
58 r1/2Martin KonečnýCZE
59 r1/2Isaac BotellaESP
60 r1/2Dzianis SavenkouBLR
61 r1/2Danny RodriguesFRA
62 r1/2Jorge GiraldoCOL
63 r1/2Maksim DevyatovskyRUS
64 r1/2Mohamed SrourEGY
65 r1/2Róbert GálHUN
66 r1/2Christoph SchärerSUI
67 r1/2Fabian HambüchenGER
68 r1/2Sascha PalgenLUX
69 r1/2Andrea CoppolinoITA
70 r1/2George StănescuROU
71 r1/2Sergio MuñozESP
72 r1/2Ihar KazlouBLR
73 r1/2Adrian BucurROU
74 r1/2Nashwan Al-HaraziYEM
75 r1/2Brandon O'NeillCAN
76 r1/2Anton GolotsutskovRUS

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

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

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPoints
1Xiao QinCHN16,000Q
2José Luis FuentesVEN15,525Q
3Filip UdeCRO15,475Q
4Yang WeiCHN15,425Q
5Louis SmithGBR15,325Q
6Huang XuCHN15,300
7Sasha ArtemevUSA15,250Q
8Hiroyuki TomitaJPN15,175Q
9Kim Ji-HunKOR15,175Q
10Daniel KeatingsGBR15,175
11Alberto BusnariITA15,125
12Aliaksei IhnatovichBLR15,075
13Yang Tae-YeongKOR15,000
14Koki SakamotoJPN14,925
15Thomas AndergassenGER14,900
16Robert JuckelGER14,850
17Nikolay KryukovRUS14,850
18Sergey KhorokhordinRUS14,800
19Rafael MartínezESP14,800
20Luis RiveraPUR14,750
21Kim Dae-EunKOR14,725
22Anton FokinUZB14,725
23Philipp BoyGER14,675
24Kim Seung-IlKOR14,550
25Dzmitry SavitskiBLR14,525
26Daniel PopescuROU14,500
27Chen YibingCHN14,475
28Manuel CarballoESP14,475
29Eugen SpiridonovGER14,475
30Claudio CapelliSUI14,475
31Yury RyazanovRUS14,450
32Aliaksandr TsarevichBLR14,450
33Takehiro KashimaJPN14,425
34Flavius KocziROU14,400
35Adam WongCAN14,375
36Enrico PozzoITA14,325
37Benoît CaranobeFRA14,250
38Koen Van DammeBEL14,200
39David KikuchiCAN14,175
40Grant GoldingCAN14,125
41Kevin TanUSA14,100
42Kohei UchimuraJPN14,100
43Takuya NakaseJPN14,075
44Răzvan ȘelariuROU14,075
45Raj BhavsarUSA14,050
46Hamilton SabotFRA14,025
47Sam SimpsonAUS14,000
48Jonathan HortonUSA13,925
49Joey HagertyUSA13,925
50Thomas BouhailFRA13,850
51Aleksandr ShatilovISR13,825
52Igor CassinaITA13,800
53Nathan GafuikCAN13,800
54Kim Su-MyeonKOR13,800
55Iván San MiguelESP13,775
56Dimitri KarbanenkoFRA13,700
57Matteo MorandiITA13,700
58Martin KonečnýCZE13,650
59Isaac BotellaESP13,600
60Dzianis SavenkouBLR13,525
61Danny RodriguesFRA13,400
62Jorge GiraldoCOL13,350
63Maksim DevyatovskyRUS13,300
64Mohamed SrourEGY13,250
65Róbert GálHUN13,225
66Christoph SchärerSUI13,150
67Fabian HambüchenGER13,100
68Sascha PalgenLUX13,000
69Andrea CoppolinoITA12,925
70George StănescuROU12,925
71Sergio MuñozESP12,700
72Ihar KazlouBLR12,675
73Adrian BucurROU12,525
74Nashwan Al-HaraziYEM12,525
75Brandon O'NeillCAN12,475
76Anton GolotsutskovRUS12,325

Final (17 August 2008 — 19:33-20:01)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPoints
1Xiao QinCHN15,875
2Filip UdeCRO15,725
3Louis SmithGBR15,725
4Yang WeiCHN15,450
5Hiroyuki TomitaJPN15,375
6Kim Ji-HunKOR15,175
7Sasha ArtemevUSA14,975
8José Luis FuentesVEN14,650