Gymnastics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's pommel horse

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Men's pommel horse
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
1st, gold medalist(s) Xiao Qin  China
2nd, silver medalist(s) Filip Ude  Croatia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Louis Smith  Great Britain
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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

The men's pommel horse competition at the 2008 Summer Olympics was held on August 17 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 pommel horse finals. There, each gymnast performed again; the scores from the final round (ignoring qualification) determined the final ranking.


Position Gymnast Country A Score B Score Penalty Total
Gold medal icon.svg Xiao Qin  China 6.400 9.475 15.875
Silver medal icon.svg Filip Ude  Croatia 6.400 9.325 15.725
Bronze medal icon.svg Louis Smith  Great Britain 6.700 9.025 15.725
4 Yang Wei  China 6.200 9.250 15.450
5 Hiroyuki Tomita  Japan 6.100 9.275 15.375
6 Kim Ji-Hoon  South Korea 6.100 9.075 15.175
7 Alexander Artemev  United States 6.300 8.675 14.975
8 José Luis Fuentes  Venezuela 6.300 8.350 14.650

Qualified competitors[edit]

The following eight gymnasts reached the final through the artistic qualification round:

Position Gymnast A Score[1] B Score Penalty Total
1  Xiao Qin (CHN) 6.400 9.600 16.000
2  José Luis Fuentes (VEN) 6.500 9.025 15.525
3  Filip Ude (CRO) 6.400 9.075 15.475
4  Yang Wei (CHN) 6.100 9.325 15.425
5  Louis Smith (GBR) 6.500 8.825 15.325
6  Alexander Artemev (USA) 6.100 9.150 15.250
7  Hiroyuki Tomita (JPN) 6.100 9.075 15.175
8  Kim Ji-Hoon (KOR) 6.100 9.075 15.175


  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.