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DEFYING GRAVITY China Wins Men's Gymnastics Gold Gregory Bull / AP Photo

China Wins Men's Gymnastics Gold

China has taken the men's gymnastics gold, with Japan getting silver, and Great Britain winning bronze. At first, England was awarded silver and Ukraine won bronze, but the judges updated the scores after Japan appealed. It's the first medal for England in men's gymnastics in 100 years. The U.S., which took home the bronze in 2008, finished the qualifying rounds with the highest team score, but finished in fifth place after struggling on the pommel horse. They later regained some momentum on the rings, but it wasn't enough to keep them in the running for the podium. All eight teams compete in six gymnastics events: floor, horizontal (high) bar, parallel bars, pommel horse, rings, and vault.

July 30, 2012 2:00 PM