Fabian Hambuechen – Olympic Champion

Bursting onto the international scene in 2004 as the youngest German Olympic athlete, Hambuechen now owns 9 World and 11 European medals, plus titles at the 2015 European Games and the Universiade. The German sportsman of the year 2007 … has had a rich and fulfilling gymnastics career. But there was this one medal that alluded him … Olympic gold. …

Going into the final as top qualifier …

When Zonderland came off the high bar, Hambuechen’s biggest rival –and good friend took himself out of the medal race. And none of the other gymnast could match Hambuechen’s score. After 12 years at the top, he was finally the Olympic Champion!

UEG – Fabian Hambuechen, a dream comes true in Rio

Watch it on NBC. (slow loading #NBCsucks)


Germany’s Fabian Hambuechen wins horizontal bar gold

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Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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