Gymnastics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's pommel horse

The men's pommel horse competition at the 2008 Summer Olympics was held on August 17 at the Beijing National Indoor Stadium.

Men's pommel horse
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Xiao Qin  China
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Filip Ude  Croatia
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Louis Smith  Great Britain
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The eight competitors (with a maximum of two per nation) with the highest scores in qualifying proceeded to the men's pommel horse finals. There, each gymnast performed again; the scores from the final round (ignoring qualification) determined the final ranking.

FinalEdit

Position Gymnast Country A Score B Score Penalty Total
  Xiao Qin   China 6.400 9.475 15.875
  Filip Ude   Croatia 6.400 9.325 15.725
  Louis Smith   Great Britain 6.700 9.025 15.725
4 Yang Wei   China 6.200 9.250 15.450
5 Hiroyuki Tomita   Japan 6.100 9.275 15.375
6 Kim Ji-Hoon   South Korea 6.100 9.075 15.175
7 Alexander Artemev   United States 6.300 8.675 14.975
8 José Luis Fuentes   Venezuela 6.300 8.350 14.650

Qualified competitorsEdit

The following eight gymnasts reached the final through the artistic qualification round:

Position Gymnast A Score[1] B Score Penalty Total
1   Xiao Qin (CHN) 6.400 9.600 16.000
2   José Luis Fuentes (VEN) 6.500 9.025 15.525
3   Filip Ude (CRO) 6.400 9.075 15.475
4   Yang Wei (CHN) 6.100 9.325 15.425
5   Louis Smith (GBR) 6.500 8.825 15.325
6   Alexander Artemev (USA) 6.100 9.150 15.250
7   Hiroyuki Tomita (JPN) 6.100 9.075 15.175
8   Kim Ji-Hoon (KOR) 6.100 9.075 15.175

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Scoring in artistic gymnastics is based on two separate scores that are then combined in order to come to the final score. The A score measures the difficulty of each element (and combinations of elements) within the routine, while the B score evaluates the performance, ie, the "execution, composition and artistry" of the routine. For further information, please see the Code of Points article.