Tuesday, August 12, 2008

China won Team gold in Men's Gymnastics

China dominated Men's Gymnastics today, winning the Team Gold with a total of 286.125 points. Japan won the silver medal with 278.875 points and the United States won the bronze medal with 275.850 points.

Japan's attempt to win the gold medal failed, as they performed very poorly at Vault – it was the lowest ranking team on the apparatus with only 46.750 points.

The United States looked as though it was going to challenge Japan for the silver medal, but its performance in the last two rotations was poor.

The gold medal is a glorious success for China, who failed to win a medal in the Men's Team event at Athens 2004 after winning the gold medal at Sydney 2000. Three members of today's team, Yang, Li and Huang were all part of the gold-medal-winning team in Sydney.

China is currently leading the Overall Medal Standings, with 13 gold medals, 3 silver and 4 bronze.

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