Gymnastics at the 1992 Summer Olympics – Men's pommel horse

The men's pommel horse 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 d'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] For the third consecutive Games, the pommel horse ended in a tie for the gold medal. Belarusian Vitaly Scherbo (on the Unified Team) and North Korean Pae Gil-su shared the top place. It was North Korea's first medal in the event. Bronze went to Andreas Wecker of Germany.

Men's pommel horse
at the Games of the XXV Olympiad
Vitaly Scherbo 1995 stamp of Nicaragua.jpg
Nicaraguan stamp depicting Vitaly Scherbo (on the vault)
VenuePalau dels Esports de Barcelona
Dates27 July – 2 August
Competitors93 from 25 nations
Winning score9.925
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Vitaly Scherbo
 Unified Team
1st place, gold medalist(s) Pae Gil-su
 North Korea
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Andreas Wecker
 Germany
← 1988
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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: sixth-place finisher Daisuke Nishikawa of Japan and seventh-place finisher Sven Tippelt and eighth-place finisher Sylvio Kroll of East Germany (now competing for unified Germany). The world championships earlier in 1992 had resulted in a three-way tie between Li Jing (China), Vitaly Scherbo (Unified Team), and Pae Gil-su (North Korea).[1]

Puerto Rico and Slovenia each made their debut in the men's pommel horse; 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 pommel horse 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 20:30 Final

ResultsEdit

Ninety-three gymnasts competed in the pommel horse 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
  Vitaly Scherbo   Unified Team 9.775 9.875 19.650 9.925
Pae Gil-su   North Korea 9.700 9.775 19.475 9.925
  Andreas Wecker   Germany 9.675 9.875 19.550 9.887
4 Guo Linyao   China 9.700 9.800 19.500 9.875
5 M. Chris Waller   United States 9.650 9.775 19.425 9.825
6 Yoshiaki Hatakeda   Japan 9.600 9.800 19.400 9.775
7 Li Jing   China 9.650 9.825 19.475 9.250
Valery Belenky   Unified Team 9.750 9.900 19.650 9.250
9 Ihor Korobchynskyi   Unified Team 9.700 9.775 19.475 Did not advance
10 Li Xiaoshuang   China 9.650 9.800 19.450 Did not advance
11 Takashi Chinen   Japan 9.575 9.775 19.350 Did not advance
12 Yukio Iketani   Japan 9.625 9.700 19.325 Did not advance
13 Li Dashuang   China 9.600 9.700 19.300 Did not advance
14 Szilveszter Csollány   Hungary 9.625 9.650 19.275 Did not advance
Li Chunyang   China 9.450 9.825 19.275 Did not advance
16 Ralf Büchner   Germany 9.525 9.725 19.250 Did not advance
Marius Gherman   Romania 9.600 9.650 19.250 Did not advance
Boris Preti   Italy 9.550 9.700 19.250 Did not advance
19 Marian Rizan   Romania 9.550 9.675 19.225 Did not advance
20 Gianmatteo Centazzo   Italy 9.450 9.750 19.200 Did not advance
21 Li Ge   China 9.500 9.675 19.175 Did not advance
Paolo Bucci   Italy 9.450 9.725 19.175 Did not advance
23 Ruggero Rossato   Italy 9.475 9.675 19.150 Did not advance
24 Kalofer Hristozov   Bulgaria 9.475 9.650 19.125 Did not advance
25 Oliver Walther   Germany 9.500 9.600 19.100 Did not advance
26 Jair Lynch   United States 9.550 9.500 19.050 Did not advance
Dominick Minicucci Jr.   United States 9.425 9.625 19.050 Did not advance
Alfonso Rodríguez   Spain 9.475 9.575 19.050 Did not advance
Gabriele Sala   Italy 9.450 9.600 19.050 Did not advance
Aleksey Voropayev   Unified Team 9.475 9.575 19.050 Did not advance
31 Michael Engeler   Switzerland 9.525 9.500 19.025 Did not advance
Neil Thomas   Great Britain 9.450 9.575 19.025 Did not advance
33 Csaba Fajkusz   Hungary 9.400 9.600 19.000 Did not advance
Adrian Sandu   Romania 9.375 9.625 19.000 Did not advance
35 Yutaka Aihara   Japan 9.375 9.600 18.975 Did not advance
Zoltán Supola   Hungary 9.350 9.625 18.975 Did not advance
37 Yordan Yovchev   Bulgaria 9.400 9.550 18.950 Did not advance
38 Daniel Giubellini   Switzerland 9.375 9.550 18.925 Did not advance
Deyan Kolev   Bulgaria 9.500 9.425 18.925 Did not advance
Luis López   Mexico 9.550 9.375 18.925 Did not advance
Miklós Pánczél   Hungary 9.275 9.650 18.925 Did not advance
Patrice Casimir   France 9.475 9.450 18.925 Did not advance
Nicu Stroia   Romania 9.350 9.575 18.925 Did not advance
44 Róbert Élő   Hungary 9.375 9.525 18.900 Did not advance
45 Lee Joo-hyung   South Korea 9.375 9.500 18.875 Did not advance
46 Adrian Gal   Romania 9.400 9.450 18.850 Did not advance
Johan Jonasson   Sweden 9.350 9.500 18.850 Did not advance
John Roethlisberger   United States 9.150 9.700 18.850 Did not advance
49 Trent Dimas   United States 9.350 9.475 18.825 Did not advance
Brennon Dowrick   Australia 9.500 9.325 18.825 Did not advance
51 Grigory Misutin   Unified Team 9.625 9.175 18.800 Did not advance
Daisuke Nishikawa   Japan 9.525 9.275 18.800 Did not advance
Krasimir Dunev   Bulgaria 9.350 9.450 18.800 Did not advance
Sylvio Kroll   Germany 9.075 9.725 18.800 Did not advance
55 Miguel Ángel Rubio   Spain 9.450 9.325 18.775 Did not advance
Sven Tippelt   Germany 9.250 9.525 18.775 Did not advance
57 Han Gwang-ho   South Korea 9.300 9.450 18.750 Did not advance
Curtis Hibbert   Canada 9.400 9.350 18.750 Did not advance
59 Scott Keswick   United States 9.550 9.150 18.700 Did not advance
James May   Great Britain 9.300 9.400 18.700 Did not advance
Károly Schupkégel   Hungary 9.250 9.450 18.700 Did not advance
62 Mario Franke   Germany 9.050 9.625 18.675 Did not advance
63 Ron Kaplan   Israel 9.350 9.300 18.650 Did not advance
Flavio Rota   Switzerland 9.250 9.400 18.650 Did not advance
Yoo Ok-ryul   South Korea 9.300 9.350 18.650 Did not advance
66 Martin Modlitba   Czechoslovakia 9.275 9.325 18.600 Did not advance
67 Nicolae Bejenaru   Romania 9.050 9.525 18.575 Did not advance
Jože Kolman   Slovenia 9.200 9.375 18.575 Did not advance
69 Han Yun-su   South Korea 9.025 9.525 18.550 Did not advance
Markus Müller   Switzerland 9.250 9.300 18.550 Did not advance
Ilian Aleksandrov   Bulgaria 9.100 9.450 18.550 Did not advance
72 Alan Nolet   Canada 9.050 9.475 18.525 Did not advance
73 Oliver Grimm   Switzerland 9.025 9.450 18.475 Did not advance
74 Sébastien Darrigade   France 9.375 9.075 18.450 Did not advance
75 Arnold Bugár   Czechoslovakia 9.050 9.375 18.425 Did not advance
Rustam Sharipov   Unified Team 8.775 9.650 18.425 Did not advance
77 Fabrice Guelzec   France 9.450 8.900 18.350 Did not advance
78 Yeo Hong-cheol   South Korea 8.950 9.350 18.300 Did not advance
79 Sin Myong-su   North Korea 8.875 9.325 18.200 Did not advance
80 Masayuki Matsunaga   Japan 8.700 9.450 18.150 Did not advance
Marco Monteiro   Brazil 8.775 9.375 18.150 Did not advance
82 Cho Hun   North Korea 9.175 8.950 18.125 Did not advance
Erich Wanner   Switzerland 8.850 9.275 18.125 Did not advance
84 Jeong Jin-su   South Korea 9.425 8.650 18.075 Did not advance
85 Alessandro Viligiardi   Italy 8.275 9.550 17.825 Did not advance
86 Georgi Lozanov   Bulgaria 8.350 9.300 17.650 Did not advance
87 David Cox   Great Britain 8.350 9.225 17.575 Did not advance
88 Mike Inglis   Canada 8.200 9.200 17.400 Did not advance
89 Marvin Campbell   Great Britain 8.575 8.625 17.200 Did not advance
90 Terry Bartlett   Great Britain 8.425 8.200 16.625 Did not advance
91 Isidro Ibarrondo   Argentina 7.725 8.250 15.975 Did not advance
92 Paul Bowler   Great Britain 9.000 0.000 9.000 Did not advance
93 Victor Colon   Puerto Rico 8.725 0.000 8.725 Did not advance

ReferencesEdit

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