Gymnastics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's horizontal bar

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Men's horizontal bar
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Gold medal    China
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    Germany
«2004 2012»
Gymnastics at the
2008 Summer Olympics
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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
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Team all-around women
Individual all-around women
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Individual men women

Men's horizontal bar competition at the 2008 Summer Olympics was held on August 19 at the Beijing National Indoor Stadium.

The eight competitors (with a maximum of two per nation) with the highest scores in qualifying proceeded to the men's horizontal bar finals. There, each gymnast performed again; the scores from the final round (ignoring qualification) determined final ranking.


Position Gymnast A Score B Score Penalty Total
Gold medal icon.svg  Zou Kai (CHN) 7.200 9.000 16.200
Silver medal icon.svg  Jonathan Horton (USA) 6.900 9.275 16.175
Bronze medal icon.svg  Fabian Hambüchen (GER) 6.800 9.075 15.875
4  Igor Cassina (ITA) 6.600 9.075 15.675
5  Takuya Nakase (JPN) 6.600 8.850 15.450
6  Hiroyuki Tomita (JPN) 6.600 8.625 15.225
7  Epke Zonderland (NED) 6.500 8.500 15.000
8  Yann Cucherat (FRA) 6.500 8.325 14.825

Qualified competitors[edit]

Position Gymnast A Score[1] B Score Penalty Total
1st  Fabian Hambüchen (GER) 7.000 9.200 16.200
2nd  Igor Cassina (ITA) 6.800 9.200 16.000
3rd  Yann Cucherat (FRA) 6.900 8.950 15.850
4th  Epke Zonderland (NED) 7.100 8.650 15.750
5th  Zou Kai (CHN) 7.000 8.600 15.600
6th  Jonathan Horton (USA) 6.400 9.175 15.575
7th  Hiroyuki Tomita (JPN) 6.600 8.950 15.550
8th  Takuya Nakase (JPN) 6.600 8.850 15.450


  1. ^ Scoring in artistic gymnastics is based on two separate scores that are then combined in order to come to the final score. The A score measures the difficulty of each element (and combinations of elements) within the routine, while the B score evaluates the performance, ie, the "execution, composition and artistry" of the routine. For further information, please see the Code of Points article.