Gymnastics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's parallel bars

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Men's parallel bars
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Gold medal    China
Silver medal    South Korea
Bronze medal    Uzbekistan
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 parallel bars 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 parallel bars finals. There, each gymnast performed again; the scores from the final round (ignoring qualification) determined the final ranking.


Position Gymnast A Score B Score Penalty Total
Gold medal icon.svg  Li Xiaopeng (CHN) 6.900 9.550 16.450
Silver medal icon.svg  Yoo Won-Chul (KOR) 7.000 9.250 16.250
Bronze medal icon.svg  Anton Fokin (UZB) 6.800 9.400 16.200
4  Fabian Hambüchen (GER) 6.900 9.075 15.975
5  Mitja Petkovšek (SLO) 6.800 8.925 15.725
6  Huang Xu (CHN) 7.000 8.700 15.700
7  Yang Tae-Young (KOR) 7.000 8.650 15.650
8  Nikolay Kryukov (RUS) 6.700 8.450 15.150

Qualified competitors[edit]

Position Gymnast A Score[1] B Score Penalty Total
1st  Li Xiaopeng (CHN) 6.900 9.525 16.425
2nd  Nikolay Kryukov (RUS) 6.800 9.375 16.175
3rd  Anton Fokin (UZB) 6.800 9.350 16.150
4th  Yoo Won-Chul (KOR) 7.000 9.150 16.150
5th  Mitja Petkovšek (SLO) 6.600 9.525 16.125
6th  Yang Tae-Young (KOR) 7.000 9.100 16.100
7th  Huang Xu (CHN) 7.000 9.075 16.075
8th  Fabian Hambüchen (GER) 6.900 9.150 16.050


  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.