U.S. men finish fifth at the 2016 Olympic Games
posted on 08/08/2016

© John Cheng

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 8, 2016 – The United States men’s team finished fifth with a score of 268.560 at the 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Japan earned gold with a 274.094, Russia took silver with a 271.453 and China earned bronze with a 271.122. Great Britain was fourth at 269.752. Competition continues tomorrow with the women’s team finals at 4 p.m. local time.

The U.S. Men’s Team consists of Chris Brooks of Houston, Texas/Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center); Jacob Dalton of Sparks, Nev./Team Hilton (University of Oklahoma); Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast, Calif./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center); Danell Leyva of Miami/Team Hilton (Universal Gymnastics); and Alex Naddour of Queen Creek, Ariz./Team Hilton (USA Youth Fitness).

U.S. Team scores for Men’s Team Final

  • Team: total, 268.560; floor, 43.757; pommel horse, 43.699; still rings, 44.465; vault, 45.865; parallel bars, 46.333; horizontal bar, 44.441.
  • Floor exercise: Naddour, 13.566; Mikulak, 14.866; Dalton, 15.325.
  • Pommel horse: Leyva, 14.333; Mikulak, 14.733; Naddour, 14.633.
  • Still rings: Brooks, 14.666; Dalton, 14.833; Naddour, 14.966.
  • Vault: Mikulak, 15.366; Dalton, 15.466; Naddour, 15.033.
  • Parallel bars: Mikulak, 15.700; Brooks, 15.100; Leyva, 15.533.
  • Horizontal bar: Mikulak, 15.000; Brooks, 15.108; Leyva, 14.333.

Event highlights

  • Floor exercise
    • Dalton – opened with an Arabian double layout; whip to Arabian double pike; two-and-a-half to front full; small hop on the triple full dismount.
  • Pommel horse
    • Naddour – opened with two scissors to handstand; nice single pommel work, closed with a Magyar to Sivado; struggled with handstand dismount.
  • Still rings
    • Dalton – showed great control on his opening strength holds; piked and tucked Yamawakis to back uprise Maltese; tucked double-double dismount with a small adjustment.
    • Naddour – opened with an Azarian Maltese to Azarian cross; piked Yamiwaki to back uprise Maltese; layout full out dismount with a small hop.
  • Vault: Mikulak and Dalton – stuck Kasamatsu double full; Naddour – Tsukahara double pike with one step forward.
  • Parallel bars
    • Mikulak – front toss; peach half; peach; giant Suarez; dismounts with double front half out.
    • Leyva – peach to one bar; peach full; giant Diamidov half; giant Diamidov; double font dismount.
  • Horizontal bar
    • Mikulak – Kolman; full Takamoto; Yamawaki half; tkatchev; dismounts with double twisting, double layout.
    • Brooks – full Takamoto, Yamawaki; tkatchev half; half Takamoto, layout; small hop on his double twisting, double layout dismount.

Women’s gymnastics

  • Team finals are Aug. 9 at 4 p.m. Rio time.
  • The U.S. women’s team features: Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre; Gabby Douglas of Tarzana, Calif./Buckeye Gymnastics; Laurie Hernandez of Old Bridge, N.J./MG Elite; Madison Kocian, Dallas, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics; and Aly Raisman, Needham, Mass./Brestyan's American Gymnastics.
  • The women’s line-up for team finals is: vault – Hernandez, Raisman, Biles; uneven bars – Biles, Douglas, Kocian; balance beam – Raisman, Hernandez, Biles; and floor exercise – Hernandez, Raisman, Biles.

Individual finals

  • All-around: Mikulak and Brooks will compete in the all-around final Aug. 10, and Biles and Raisman will compete in the women’s all-around final on Aug. 11.
  • Aug 14: men -- floor exercise, Mikulak and Dalton, and pommel horse, Naddour; women – vault, Biles and uneven bars, Kocian and Douglas.
  • Aug. 15: men – still rings, vault; women – balance beam, Biles and Hernandez
  • Aug. 16: men – parallel bars, Leyva, and horizontal bar, Leyva and Mikulak; women – floor exercise, Biles and Raisman.

Ways to follow the action
NBC is the broadcast and web source for coverage and news on the Olympic Games.

  • NBCOlympics.com. NBCOlympics.com will carry live coverage of every gymnastics session as well as all sports, and maintain an archive for on-demand coverage. The gymnastics schedule is listed below.
    • Aug. 8, men’s team final, 3 p.m. ET
    • Aug. 9, women’s team final, 3 p.m. ET
    • Aug. 10, men’s all-around final, 3 p.m. ET
    • Aug. 11, women’s all-around final, 3 p.m. ET
    • Aug. 14, individual event finals, 1 p.m. ET
    • Aug. 15, individual event finals, 1 p.m. ET
    • Aug. 16, individual event finals, 1 p.m. ET
  • NBC. Gymnastics coverage is expected to appear in the primetime broadcast.
    • Aug. 8, men’s team final, 8 p.m. ET
    • Aug. 9, women’s team final, 8 p.m. ET
    • Aug. 10, men’s all-around final, 8 p.m. ET
    • Aug. 11, women’s all-around final, 8 p.m. ET

USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympic Committee are also providing easy ways to follow the action from Rio.

  • USAGym2016.com. Original stories, athlete bios, schedules, results and more are available at usagym2016.com.
  • USAGym.org. The USA Gymnastics official website is a great source for information about the sport: latest news, the schedule of its premier events, athlete biographies, videos, photo galleries and more.
  • TeamUSA.org. The U.S. Olympic Committee’s website will also be a good resource for information on the Team USA in Rio.
  • Social Media. USA Gymnastics is providing live updates and exclusive content, including interviews and photos, on Facebook and Twitter (@USAGym).