1. Uchimura JPN 92.365
2. Vernyayev UKR 92.266
3. Whitlock GBR 90.641
It was a thriller. Men’s Gymnastics is almost always more exciting than WAG.
The big battle was Kohei vs Oleg. Both hit 6/6 very well. It could have gone either way.
Many are debating the 6th apparatus – Horizontal Bar.
I thought the judges got it right.
FIG rules are stupid on that apparatus. Uchimura has a huge routine with difficult overbar releases performed with amplitude and excellent leg form. His angles on regrasps are much better than most. Daniel points out that he caught with bent elbows. A fair point.
But in reality Max and Oleg’s routines are Mickey Mouse in comparison. If the three were training together in the Gym all would agree that Kohei is far, far better on pipe. FIG MTC truly has to fix the rules on that apparatus. The cheap difficulty skills must be devalued.
But I would like to go back and watch all three on all 6 apparatus. Seems to me Max was evaluated most generously of the three. His E-score on Rings?
Please leave a comment if you disagree.