Gymnastics at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's horizontal bar
These are the results of the men's horizontal bar competition, which is one of eight events for male competitors of the artistic gymnastics discipline contested in the gymnastics at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. The qualification and final rounds took place on August 14 and August 23 at the Olympic Indoor Hall.
|Men's horizontal bar|
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Seventy-nine gymnasts competed in the horizontal bar event in the artistic gymnastics qualification round on August 14. The ten highest scoring gymnasts advanced to the final on August 23.
After performing a routine with six release skills in the high bar event final (including four in a row – three variations of Tkatchev releases and a Gienger), the judges posted a score of 9.725, placing Nemov in third position with several athletes still to compete. This was actually a fair judging decision because he took a big step on landing which was a two tenths deduction. The crowd became unruly on seeing the results and interrupted the competition for almost fifteen minutes. Influenced by the crowd's fierce reaction, the judges reevaluated the routine and increased Nemov's score to 9.762, but this did not improve his placement and he finished without a medal.
|Igor Cassina (ITA)||10.00||9.85||9.8||9.8||9.85||9.8||9.8||—||9.813|
|Paul Hamm (USA)||10.00||9.85||9.7||9.85||9.85||9.7||9.85||—||9.8|
|Isao Yoneda (JPN)||10.00||9.75||9.85||9.80||9.80||9.80||9.75||—||9.787|
|4||Morgan Hamm (USA)||10.00||9.80||9.80||9.75||9.75||9.80||9.80||—||9.783|
|5||Alexei Nemov (RUS)||10.00||9.80||9.75||9.75||9.80||9.75||9.70||—||9.762|
|6||Xiao Qin (CHN)||10.00||9.70||9.75||9.65||9.75||9.75||9.75||—||9.737|
|7||Fabian Hambuechen (GER)||10.00||9.70||9.75||9.70||9.65||9.70||9.70||—||9.700|
|8||Valeri Goncharov (UKR)||9.60||8.85||8.90||8.90||8.90||8.90||8.80||—||8.887|
|9||Daisuke Nakano (JPN)||9.80||8.70||9.00||8.70||8.60||8.80||8.80||—||8.750|
|10||Yang Tae-Young (KOR)||9.80||8.60||8.90||8.60||8.70||8.50||8.80||—||8.675|