Gymnastics at the 1992 Summer Olympics – Men's horizontal bar

The men's horizontal bar competition was one of eight events for male competitors in artistic gymnastics at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. The qualification and final rounds took place on July 27, 29 and August 2 at the Palau dels Esports de Barcelona. There were 93 competitors from 25 nations, with nations in the team event having 6 gymnasts while other nations could have up to 3 gymnasts.[1] The event was won by Trent Dimas of the United States, the nation's first victory in the event since 1932 and fourth gold medal in the horizontal bar overall (tying the Soviet Union for second-most all-time after Japan with six). Andreas Wecker of Germany earned silver in the nation's return after unification; the first medal for "Germany" in the event since 1952. The Unified Team's Grigory Misutin took bronze.

Men's horizontal bar
at the Games of the XXV Olympiad
Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svg
Artistic gymnastics pictogram
VenuePalau dels Esports de Barcelona
Dates27 July – 2 August
Competitors93 from 25 nations
Winning score9.875
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Trent Dimas
 United States
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Andreas Wecker
 Germany
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Grigory Misutin
 Unified Team
← 1988
1996 →

BackgroundEdit

This was the 18th appearance of the event, which is one of the five apparatus events held every time there were apparatus events at the Summer Olympics (no apparatus events were held in 1900, 1908, 1912, or 1920). Three of the eight finalists from 1988 returned: bronze medalist Marius Gherman of Romania, seventh-place finisher Curtis Hibbert of Canada, and eighth-place finisher Andreas Wecker of East Germany (now competing for unified Germany). Grigory Misutin of the Unified Team was the reigning (1992) world champion; China's Li Chunyang had won in 1989 and 1991, sharing the title in the latter year with Germany's Ralf Büchner.[1]

Puerto Rico and Slovenia each made their debut in the men's horizontal bar; some former Soviet Republics competed as the Unified Team. The United States made its 16th appearance, most of any nation; the Americans had missed only the inaugural 1896 event and the boycotted 1980 Games.

Competition formatEdit

Each nation entered a team of six gymnasts or up to three individual gymnasts. All entrants in the gymnastics competitions performed both a compulsory exercise and a voluntary exercise for each apparatus. The scores for all 12 exercises were summed to give an individual all-around score. These exercise scores were also used for qualification for the apparatus finals. The two exercises (compulsory and voluntary) for each apparatus were summed to give an apparatus score. The top eight gymnasts, with a limit of two per nation, advanced to the final. In a change from previous years, the preliminary score had no effect on the final; once the eight finalists were selected, their ranking depended only on the final exercise. Non-finalists were ranked 9th through 93rd based on preliminary score.[1][2]

ScheduleEdit

All times are Central European Summer Time (UTC+2)

Date Time Round
Wednesday, 29 July 1992 Preliminary
Sunday, 2 August 1992 23:30 Final

ResultsEdit

Ninety-one gymnasts competed in the horizontal bar event during the compulsory and optional rounds on July 27 and 29. The eight highest scoring gymnasts advanced to the final on August 2. Each country was limited to two competitors in the final.

Rank Gymnast Nation Preliminary Final
Compulsory Voluntary Total
  Trent Dimas   United States 9.725 9.725 19.450 9.875
  Andreas Wecker   Germany 9.800 9.800 19.600 9.837
Grigory Misutin   Unified Team 9.800 9.900 19.700 9.837
4 Guo Linyao   China 9.725 9.700 19.425 9.812
5 Daisuke Nishikawa   Japan 9.750 9.725 19.475 9.787
Valery Belenky   Unified Team 9.825 9.700 19.525 9.787
Yoshiaki Hatakeda   Japan 9.750 9.650 19.400 9.787
8 Li Jing   China 9.825 9.725 19.550 6.425
9 Li Xiaoshuang   China 9.725 9.675 19.400 Did not advance
Pae Gil-su   North Korea 9.800 9.600 19.400 Did not advance
11 Marius Gherman   Romania 9.675 9.700 19.375 Did not advance
Alfonso Rodríguez   Spain 9.750 9.625 19.375 Did not advance
Vitaly Scherbo   Unified Team 9.700 9.675 19.375 Did not advance
14 Boris Preti   Italy 9.725 9.625 19.350 Did not advance
15 Jair Lynch   United States 9.650 9.675 19.325 Did not advance
Csaba Fajkusz   Hungary 9.700 9.625 19.325 Did not advance
17 Takashi Chinen   Japan 9.725 9.525 19.250 Did not advance
Li Ge   China 9.675 9.575 19.250 Did not advance
Masayuki Matsunaga   Japan 9.725 9.525 19.250 Did not advance
Nicu Stroia   Romania 9.550 9.700 19.250 Did not advance
M. Chris Waller   United States 9.650 9.600 19.250 Did not advance
Oliver Walther   Germany 9.525 9.725 19.250 Did not advance
23 Paolo Bucci   Italy 9.700 9.525 19.225 Did not advance
Curtis Hibbert   Canada 9.700 9.525 19.225 Did not advance
Li Chunyang   China 9.700 9.525 19.225 Did not advance
Martin Modlitba   Czechoslovakia 9.675 9.550 19.225 Did not advance
Aleksey Voropayev   Unified Team 9.625 9.600 19.225 Did not advance
28 Han Yun-su   South Korea 9.650 9.550 19.200 Did not advance
John Roethlisberger   United States 9.675 9.525 19.200 Did not advance
Miklós Pánczél   Hungary 9.700 9.500 19.200 Did not advance
31 Sébastien Darrigade   France 9.750 9.425 19.175 Did not advance
Rustam Sharipov   Unified Team 9.675 9.500 19.175 Did not advance
Kalofer Hristozov   Bulgaria 9.700 9.475 19.175 Did not advance
Zoltán Supola   Hungary 9.575 9.600 19.175 Did not advance
35 Mario Franke   Germany 9.700 9.450 19.150 Did not advance
Ihor Korobchynskyi   Unified Team 9.750 9.400 19.150 Did not advance
Sylvio Kroll   Germany 9.575 9.575 19.150 Did not advance
Marian Rizan   Romania 9.600 9.550 19.150 Did not advance
Yoo Ok-ryul   South Korea 9.625 9.525 19.150 Did not advance
40 Brennon Dowrick   Australia 9.650 9.475 19.125 Did not advance
Deyan Kolev   Bulgaria 9.650 9.475 19.125 Did not advance
Li Dashuang   China 9.525 9.600 19.125 Did not advance
43 Patrice Casimir   France 9.700 9.375 19.075 Did not advance
Luis López   Mexico 9.625 9.450 19.075 Did not advance
45 Fabrice Guelzec   France 9.575 9.475 19.050 Did not advance
46 Yutaka Aihara   Japan 9.675 9.350 19.025 Did not advance
Georgi Lozanov   Bulgaria 9.550 9.475 19.025 Did not advance
Adrian Sandu   Romania 9.650 9.375 19.025 Did not advance
Neil Thomas   Great Britain 9.500 9.525 19.025 Did not advance
50 Gianmatteo Centazzo   Italy 9.475 9.500 18.975 Did not advance
51 Ilian Aleksandrov   Bulgaria 9.550 9.400 18.950 Did not advance
Sven Tippelt   Germany 9.600 9.350 18.950 Did not advance
53 Terry Bartlett   Great Britain 9.525 9.400 18.925 Did not advance
Szilveszter Csollány   Hungary 9.525 9.400 18.925 Did not advance
Ruggero Rossato   Italy 9.600 9.325 18.925 Did not advance
56 Róbert Élő   Hungary 9.500 9.400 18.900 Did not advance
Jeong Jin-su   South Korea 9.750 9.150 18.900 Did not advance
58 Arnold Bugár   Czechoslovakia 9.400 9.475 18.875 Did not advance
Alessandro Viligiardi   Italy 9.550 9.325 18.875 Did not advance
60 Oliver Grimm   Switzerland 9.450 9.400 18.850 Did not advance
61 Lee Joo-hyung   South Korea 9.775 9.050 18.825 Did not advance
62 Johan Jonasson   Sweden 9.675 9.125 18.800 Did not advance
63 Isidro Ibarrondo   Argentina 9.525 9.250 18.775 Did not advance
64 Ralf Büchner   Germany 9.675 9.075 18.750 Did not advance
65 Adrian Gal   Romania 9.375 9.350 18.725 Did not advance
66 Scott Keswick   United States 9.700 9.000 18.700 Did not advance
67 Michael Engeler   Switzerland 9.675 8.975 18.650 Did not advance
Han Gwang-ho   South Korea 9.250 9.400 18.650 Did not advance
Yukio Iketani   Japan 9.000 9.650 18.650 Did not advance
Alan Nolet   Canada 9.575 9.075 18.650 Did not advance
Yeo Hong-cheol   South Korea 9.325 9.325 18.650 Did not advance
72 Flavio Rota   Switzerland 9.325 9.300 18.625 Did not advance
73 Dominick Minicucci Jr.   United States 9.650 8.950 18.600 Did not advance
Gabriele Sala   Italy 9.450 9.150 18.600 Did not advance
75 Miguel Ángel Rubio   Spain 9.525 9.025 18.550 Did not advance
76 Nicolae Bejenaru   Romania 9.375 9.100 18.475 Did not advance
77 Krasimir Dunev   Bulgaria 9.125 9.300 18.425 Did not advance
Yordan Yovchev   Bulgaria 9.550 8.875 18.425 Did not advance
79 James May   Great Britain 9.600 8.800 18.400 Did not advance
80 Marco Monteiro   Brazil 9.375 9.000 18.375 Did not advance
81 Jože Kolman   Slovenia 9.450 8.825 18.275 Did not advance
82 Cho Hun   North Korea 9.700 8.550 18.250 Did not advance
83 David Cox   Great Britain 8.800 9.400 18.200 Did not advance
Erich Wanner   Switzerland 9.300 8.900 18.200 Did not advance
85 Mike Inglis   Canada 9.450 8.725 18.175 Did not advance
86 Ron Kaplan   Israel 9.475 8.625 18.100 Did not advance
Károly Schupkégel   Hungary 9.375 8.725 18.100 Did not advance
88 Daniel Giubellini   Switzerland 8.550 9.525 18.075 Did not advance
89 Sin Myong-su   North Korea 8.800 9.250 18.050 Did not advance
90 Markus Müller   Switzerland 9.125 8.750 17.875 Did not advance
91 Marvin Campbell   Great Britain 8.450 8.700 17.150 Did not advance
92 Paul Bowler   Great Britain 9.450 9.450 Did not advance
93 Victor Colon   Puerto Rico 9.350 9.350 Did not advance

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Horizontal Bar, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 9 December 2020.
  2. ^ Official Report, vol. 5, p. 217.