Mikulak finishes seventh, Brooks 14th in men’s all-around at 2016 Olympic Games
posted on 08/10/2016

© John Cheng

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 10, 2016 – Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast, Calif./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center), and Chris Brooks of Houston, Texas/Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center), finished seventh and 14th, respectively, in the men’s all-around at the 2016 Olympic Games, held at the Rio Olympic Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre, and Aly Raisman, Needham, Mass./Brestyan's American Gymnastics, will compete in the women’s all-around final tomorrow at 3 p.m. ET.

Japan’s Kohei Uchimura won his second Olympic all-around title with a score of 92.365. Ukraine’s Oleg Verniaiev earned the silver medal with a 92.266 and Great Britain’s Max Whitlock claimed the bronze medal with a 90.641.

All-around scores for USA

  • Sam Mikulak: all-around, 89.631; floor, 15.200; pommel horse, 14.600; still rings, 14.366; vault, 14.566; parallel bars, 15.766; horizontal bar, 15.133.
  • Chris Brooks: all-around, 87.632; floor, 14.600; pommel horse, 13.200; still rings, 14.633; vault, 14.933; parallel bars, 15.066; horizontal bar, 15.200.

Event highlights

  • Floor exercise
    • Brooks – front double pike; front double full, barani; tucked Thomas; two-and-a-half twist dismount
    • Mikulak – opens with a two-and-a-half to double front; layout Thomas; closes with a triple twist.
  • Pommel horse
    • Mikulak – scissor to open; single pommel work; Magyar, Sivado; handstand dismount.
  • Still rings
    • Brooks – Azarian Maltese; back uprise to planche; Maltese; tucked and piked Yamawakis; stuck one-and-a-half twisting, double back dismount.
    • Mikulak – Azarian cross; kip to Maltese; back uprise planche; tucked double-double dismount.
  • Vault: Brooks, Handspring double front; Mikulak, Kasumatsu double-full.
  • Parallel bars
    • Brooks – front toss; peach to one; peach-half; peach; giant Diamidov; giant; Stutz; Tippelt; double front with a small hop.
    • Mikulak – front toss; peach -half; peach; giant Suarez ;straddled front to moy; Bhavsar; Tippelt; Stutz; stuck double front-half
  • Horizontal bar
    • Brooks – Zou Li Min; full Takamoto, Yamawaki, Tkatchev-half; half Takamoto, layout Tkatchev; layout Tkatchev-half; stuck layout double-double
    • Mikulak – Kolman; quast; full Takamoto, Yamawaki; Tkatchev-half; half Takamoto; Tkatchev; stuck layout double-double dismount.

Individual finals

  • Aug. 11. women – all-around, Biles and Raisman
  • 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. 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. 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).