Gymnastics at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's horizontal bar

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Men's horizontal bar
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Medalists
Gold medal    Italy
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    Japan
«2000 2008»
Gymnastics at the
2004 Summer Olympics
Artistic
Qualification   men   women

Team all-around   men   women
Individual all-around men women
Vault men women
Floor men women
Pommel horse men
Rings men
Parallel bars men
Horizontal bar men
Uneven bars women
Balance beam women
Rhythmic
Group all-around women
Individual all-around women
Trampoline
Individual men women

These are the results of the men's horizontal bar competition, which is one of eight events for male competitors of the artistic gymnastics discipline contested in the gymnastics at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. The qualification and final rounds took place on August 14 and August 23 at the Olympic Indoor Hall.

Results[edit]

Qualification[edit]

Seventy-nine gymnasts competed in the horizontal bar event in the artistic gymnastics qualification round on August 14. The ten highest scoring gymnasts advanced to the final on August 23.

Controversy[edit]

In the men's high bar event final, scores awarded did not seem to match the routines performed. The situation came to a head when spectators in the arena reacted very strongly to a low score given to Russian Alexei Nemov, booing for 15 minutes and prompting the score to be reviewed. The boos subsided only when Nemov returned to the podium and personally appealed for calm so the rest of the competitors could complete their routines. The two judges who had given Nemov the lowest scores subsequently increased their scores without explanation before being ushered out by FIG officials.

Final[edit]

Rank Gymnast Start
Value
FRA MAS ROU ISL CAN CUB Penalty Total
Gold medal icon.svg  Igor Cassina (ITA) 10.00 9.85 9.70 9.85 9.85 9.70 9.85 9.812
Silver medal icon.svg  Paul Hamm (USA) 10.00 9.85 9.80 9.80 9.85 9.80 9.80 9.812
Bronze medal icon.svg  Isao Yoneda (JPN) 10.00 9.75 9.85 9.80 9.80 9.80 9.75 9.787
4  Morgan Hamm (USA) 10.00 9.80 9.80 9.75 9.75 9.80 9.80 9.787
5  Alexei Nemov (RUS) 10.00 9.80 9.75 9.75 9.80 9.75 9.70 9.762
6  Xiao Qin (CHN) 10.00 9.70 9.75 9.65 9.75 9.75 9.75 9.737
7  Fabian Hambuechen (GER) 10.00 9.70 9.75 9.70 9.65 9.70 9.70 9.700
8  Valeri Goncharov (UKR) 9.60 8.85 8.90 8.90 8.90 8.90 8.80 8.887
9  Daisuke Nakano (JPN) 9.80 8.70 9.00 8.70 8.60 8.80 8.80 8.750
10  Yang Tae-Young (KOR) 9.80 8.60 8.90 8.60 8.70 8.50 8.80 8.675

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