2020 Olympic Games | Men’s All-Around Final Live Blog

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10:12 pm. All-Around Standings

1. Hashimoto Daiki JPN 88.465
2. Xiao Ruoteng CHN 88.065
3. Nikita Nagornyy RUS 88.031
4. Sun Wei CHN 87.798
5. Kitazono Takeru JPN 86.698
6. Artur Dalaloyan RUS 86.248
7. Tang Chia-Hung TPE 84.798
8. James Hall GBR 84.598
9. Joe Fraser GBR 84.499
10. Brody Malone USA 84.465
11. Illia Kovtun UKR 83.797
12. Sam Mikulak USA 83.164
13. Benjamin Gischard SUI 82.732
14. Milad Karimi KAZ 82.530
15. Adem Asil TUR 82.499
16. Eddy Yusof SUI 81.732
17. Caio Souza BRA 81.532
18. Lukas Dauser GER 81.290
19. Petro Pakhniuk UKR 81.265
20. Diogo Soares BRA 81.198
21. Lee Chih-Kai TPE 80.699
22. Lee Jun-ho KOR 80.464
23. Philipp Herder GER 78.565
24. Ahmet Önder TUR 41.099

10:09 pm. Hashimoto Daiki gets a 14.933 to win the meet with an 88.465!

There was an inquiry on Xiao Ruoteng’s penalty, which may have been related to his salute, according to NBC. He’s getting the silver with an 88.065. Even if the inquiry was accepted, he’d still be behind.

Nikita Nagornyy with the bronze at 88.031!

10:05 pm. Hashimoto Daiki JPN HB: Hit all of the releases at the beginning, I was trying to calculate the score he needs so I couldn’t type, hit the rest, small hop on the double double layout dismount. He needs above a 14.533 to take the gold and he’s been getting 15s here so….

10:00 pm. Nikita Nagornyy RUS HB: Yamawaki, layout Tkachev, layout to mixed grip, tak full, a little late, tak half, straddle Tkachev to straddle to mixed grip, one arm front full, double double layout, almost put his hand down with that step forward! Crap. 14.366

9:57 pm. Kitazono Takeru JPN FX: Piked double front half with a hop back. Double double with a hop back. hit the pass after that. 2.5 to front full, stuck, a little seated but not bad, triple full, some ankle form, but good rotation and stuck! 14.566

Lee Chih-Kai TPE PH: Hit the beginning but rolled over onto his back at the end of the horse near the middle of his set and came off. He may have fallen a second time, I stopped paying close attention because I’m depressed. 12.666

9:56 pm. Philipp Herder GER SR: Maltese to invert pike, maltse after was angled down, iron cross, pretty quick on that, straddle planche, hop back on the double double. 12.833

9:53 pm. Lee Jun-ho KOR SR: Saltos to pike hold, muscled out of it to press to handstand but took him a minute, double double low with a hop. 13.466

Caio Souza BRA PH: Legs came apart and things went really wild for him at the beginning but good fight to finish without coming off. 12.133

Xiao Ruoteng CHN HB: Layout Tkachev, layout to mixed grip, tak half, German giants, straddle Tkachev to mixed grip, Yamawaki to Endo, stuck the double double layout dismount! This is gonna be GREAT. It’s gotta beat his QF/TF scores I think. WHAT, he got a three-tenth penalty?!?!?! 14.066, the China crowd is booing!

9:51 pm. Lukas Dauser GER PH: Hit routine! 13.566

Brody Malone USA FX: I think a front full to piked double front to start, 2.5 to front double full, step forward, but solid otherwise, double double with a wild landing, but not super bad, 1.5 to rudi after that. Clean double full. Opens up really nicely into the triple full. 14.300

9:50 pm. Sun Wei CHN HB: Wasn’t typing but he caught everything at the beginning release-wise, pirouettes good as well, Yamawaki to Endo half, double double layout, chest forward, small hop. 14.400

9:48 pm. Eddy Yusof SUI SR: Invert pike up to maltese, nice, saltos through to straddle planche, hips looked high from this angle, hit the rest. 13.300

Sam Mikulak USA SR: Randi, hop back. 2.5 to double front, good height on that, but then he sits the piked double front. 2.5, doesn’t punch out. Double full. Triple full, sets a little low, hop. 12.933

Tang Chia-Hung TPE PH: Hit routine! Low D from what I could tell but yay. 13.333

9:46 pm. Joe Fraser GBR HB: Caught the Pegan, layout Tkachev, Cassina was so low but he got it, Kovacs is better, Kolman too, one-arm front pirouette came up crazy, and then also had a few wonky pirouettes after that as well, but fights through it, full-twisting double layout stuck. Great finish! 14.400

9:45 pm. Adem Asil TUR FX: Double front half, hop back. Piked double front half, hop. Front full to piked double front. Double double. Arabian double front, small hop. Tucked full-in, small hop back. 14.300

Illia Kovtun UKR SR: Hit routine! Step on the double double dismount. Excellent day for him! 13.133

Petro Pakhniuk UKR PH: Hit routine! 13.633

9:43 pm. Artur Dalaloyan RUS HB: Huuuuge layout Kovacs, huge Kovacs as well, layout Tkachev, layout Tkachev to mixed grip, tak half, tak, Yamawaki, full-twisting double layout stuck. Beautiful finish to his performance today! 14.133

9:41 pm. James Hall GBR FX: Piked double front, double double, good. Hit the third pass. Double full clean. 2.5 to front layout. Triple full, small hop. 14.466

Milad Karimi KAZ PH: hit routine! Some leg form throughout but happy for him with that! 13.266

Diogo Soares BRA SR: Great routine, stuck the double double! 13.233

9:37 pm. Rotation 5 Standings

1. Xiao Ruoteng CHN 73.999
2. Nikita Nagornyy RUS 73.665
3. Hashimoto Daiki JPN 73.532
4. Sun Wei CHN 73.398
5. Kitazono Takeru JPN 72.132
6. Artur Dalaloyan RUS 72.115
7. Tang Chia-Hung TPE 71.465
8. Illia Kovtun UKR 70.664
9. Sam Mikulak USA 70.231
10. Brody Malone USA 70.165

9:35 pm. Nikita Nagornyy RUS PB: Excellent work on the single back to two rails! Small adjustments on one of his pirouettes, but overall excellent routine, best landing on the dismount in this rotation compared to everyone else. 15.400!

9:32 pm. Xiao Ruoteng CHN PB: Hit the early part, a couple of hand adjustments, straddle salto good, clean press to handstand before his double front half with a step to the side. 15.366

Philipp Herder GER PH: Moving well throughout this routine today, legs just come apart slightly before the dismount. Overall solid set.

Caio Souza BRA FX: Front layout to double front, hop forward, big stumble on his second pass, couldn’t see if his hands hit, 2.5 to front tuck full with a little balance check, skidded back the second to last pass, triple full with a hop to finish. 12.933

9:28 pm. Brody Malone USA HB: Huuuge Cassina, huge Kolman as well, step back on the dismount. 14.400

Sun Wei CHN PB: Holds a handstand forever before a quick transition betwen the bars, double salto is excellent, slight sway back after, another salto to a perfect handstand, another salto and Bhavsar both good, Tippelt, maybe the tiniest bit muscled, double front half, chest down and a hop. 14.966

Lukas Dauser GER FX: Piked double front, hop forward. Small hop on the 2.5 to front full, 1.5 to front layout. Hit the last two passes. 13.533

Lee Jun-ho KOR PH: Hit routine. 12.766

9:27 pm. Eddy Yusof SUI PH: Scissors to handstands, really confident traveling, easy into the dismount, great routine. 13.866

9:25 pm. Tang Chia-Hung TPE FX: Beautiful first pass, front full to front double full after was stuck, siuper clean 2.5 to barani, next pass also good, something into a front tuck full. Beautiful form on the side pass. Great triple full to finish, he’s SO happy! 14.366

Sam Mikulak USA HB: Caught his Cassina and Kolman, Tkachevs strong, one-arm front pirouette, big step back on the double double layout. 13.633

Joe Fraser GBR PB: Nothing wrong here! Lovely hit routine. 15.133

9:24 pm. Illia Kovtun UKR PH: Great work throughout, legs came apart at the end and he REALLY had to fight to push up into handstand, but eventually gets there, and hits the dismount. 14.266

9:20 pm. Petro Pakhniuk UKR FX: Hit the double front at the beginning, 2.5 to barani, tiny hop. Arabian double front side pass. Clean 1.5 to rudi. Hit the rest from what I remember. 13.900

Adem Asil TUR HB: Hit routine, full-twisting double layout with a hop at the end. 13.600

Artur Dalaloyan RUS PB: Ono to handstand was great, rest of the handstands I saw were really nice, good routine. 15.033

9:18 pm. James Hall GBR HB: Hit the first release, then a Kolman, Yamawaki, good dismount, small hop. 14.000

Milad Karimi KAZ FX: Double front half stuck. 3.5 to rudi?! Am I drunk? That was insane. Hit something into a randi, double double good, 2.5 to front double full, pretty close to a stick on the triple full at the end. 15.033!!!!!!

Hashimoto Daiki JPN PB: Fantastic routine!! 15.300

Diogo Soares BRA PH: I missed this. 12.833

9:17 pm. Kitazono Takeru JPN HB: Cassina, caught another release after but I didn’t see what, the rest is great, stuck the dismount! 14.400

Benjamin Gischard SUI PH: Hit routine! Really strong into the dismount. 13.666

9:15 pm. Lee Chih-Kai TPE FX: Hit his first two passes, had a little shuffle on the second. 2.5 to barani clean. Good double full. Triple full, ankles a bit messy but got the landing. 14.400

9:11 pm. Rotation 4 Standings

1. Xiao Ruoteng CHN 58.633
2. Sun Wei CHN 58.432
3. Nikita Nagornyy RUS 58.265
4. Hashimoto Daiki JPN 58.232
5. Kitazono Takeru JPN 57.732
6. Tang Chia-Hung TPE 57.099
7. Artur Dalaloyan RUS 57.082
8. Sam Mikulak USA 56.598

9:08 pm. Brody Malone USA PB: Strong pirouettes at the beginning but then bent in half trying to press up out of a handstand, also wonky on something after that, cleans up a bit, near the end, big bounce back on the double pike dismount, oof. 13.466

9:06 pm. Sam Mikulak USA PB: Pike up to handstand, handstand after was clean, little iffy on the transition between rails, half salto, up to handstand, then a straddle salto, bends his legs to not brush the mat, Bhavsar, handstand half pirouette before the Tippelt, slow and staedy and clean, great pirouette out of that, then a double front half, clean but very low with a big hop forward. Until the dismount that was awesome. 14.966

9:05 pm. Long ass wait for Adem Asil’s p-bars score, poor Sam has to wait forever.

9:03 pm. Lukas Dauser GER HB: Off on his Kovacs, straddle Tkachev when he gets back on, Rybalko, late on his tak full (and hands don’t really get there in time), one-arm pirouette, tak half, one-arm giant, hop full, full-twisting double layout with a hop. 12.033

9:01 pm. Lee Jun-ho KOR FX: Piked double front with a hop, double double low with a hop forward, good on the 2.5 to front double full, 1.5 to front full to barani, love that, stuck. Double full deep with a hop. Triple full also deep/low with a hop to the side. 13.966

8:59 pm. Tang Chia-Hung TPE HB: One-arm front pirouette, layout Tkachev to layout Tkachev to mixed grip, Yamawaki, straddle Tkachev to straddle to mixed grip, yes! Tak full, tak half, handstands out of both are pretty good, stalder, full-twisting double layout stuck!! That was beautiful. 14.766

8:58 pm. Eddy Yusof SUI FX: Double double stuck, front double full to barani, some leg form, but solid. 1.5 to front full, hop. Double full, good, full-in to finish. 13.800

8:57 pm. Adem Asil TUR PB: Fell out of a handstand but swung right back up, arched over a pirouette a bit and walked it forwards, straddle salto, Tippelt, double front half, rushed into it, big step back. 12.600

8:56 pm. Petro Pakhniuk UKR HB: German giants, to stalder, I love that, straddle Tkachev, straddle Tkachev to mixed grip, tak full, is crazy late and a mess, tak half, a little late, full-twisting double layout gets a bit piked in the air. 13.033

8:54 pm. Xiao Ruoteng CHN VT: Kaz double full, not as tight as Sun’s, step back to control it. 14.700

Illia Kovtun UKR FX: Hit the first pass, then a 2.5 to front full, tiny bounce. Hit the third pass. Arabian double front half, tiny bounce. Double full good. Triple full a little short with a hop. 14.133

James Hall GBR PB: I’m missing every p-bars routine, just saw him with a huuuuuge double front dismount, he flew so far, big hop forward. 14.433

8:52 pm. Sun Wei CHN VT: Beautiful kaz double! Good air, little hop in place. 14.900

Milad Karimi KAZ HB: Yamawaki, Cassina, some ankle separation, Kovacs to Kolman, DAMN SON!!!! Gaylord, falls, NOOOOO. He was a bit rushed in this but just so fab. One-arm front pirouette, Endo full, finishes at horizontal, stuck the full-twisting dobule layout dismount. 13.333

8:50 pm. Lee Chih-Kai TPE HB: Layout Tkachev, straddle to straddle to mixed grip, legs are a little messy, tak full, Endo full, that was lovely, Endo got a little muscled, tak half, double double layout with a step back. 12.600

Kitazono Takeru JPN PB: Hit routine. 15.066

Diogo Soares BRA FX: Double double, tiny hop back, hit the second pass. Front full to rudi. Double full clean. Stuck the triple full! 14.133

Joe Fraser GBR VT: Ran forward practically off the podium on his kaz 1.5. 13.133

8:48 pm. Benjamin Gischard SUI FX: Randi, then a solid double front half. Double double, little shuffle. I think front double full to barani. 2.5 to front full. Double full. I missed the last pass. 14.300

Artur Dalaloyan RUS VT: Such a deep landing on his piked double front, has a bunch of little hops, knee form in the air also a mess. 14.466

8:47 pm. Caio Souza BRA HB: Hop full, big Kolman, layout Tkachev, straddle Tkachev to mixed grip, tak full, doesn’t make it to handstand and has to regroup, Yamawaki, Endo, tak half, a little late, stuck the dismount, I think a double double layout. 13.266

Ahmet Önder TUR PB: I missed this. Oh, looks like he didn’t compete? NOOOOO.

8:46 pm. Hashimoto Daiki JPN VT: Kaz double full, huge, but takes a giant step to the side completely off the mat. 14.700

8:45 pm. Nikita Nagornyy RUS VT: Double front half, almost stuck, tiny baby step. Was it even a step? He just kind of lifted one leg a little bit. Cowboyed in the air but god he’s so solid on that. 14.900

Philipp Herder GER FX: Piked double front, then hit the next pass, a 2.5 into a punch front, wild on the side pass, flew OOB. Hit the double full, triple full with crossed ankles and a step. 13.133

8:42 pm. Rotation 3 Standings

1. Xiao Ruoteng CHN 43.933
2. Sun Wei CHN 43.532
— Hashimoto Daiki JPN 43.532
4. Nikita Nagornyy RUS 43.365
5. Caio Souza BRA 43.200
6. Kitazono Takeru JPN 42.666
7. Artur Dalaloyan RUS 42.616
8. Tang Chia-Hung TPE 42.333
9. Brody Malone USA 42.299
10. Illia Kovtun UKR 42.265

8:36 pm. Sun Wei CHN SR: Planche, really straight shape, to maltese, love that, to invert hang, swings back up to maltese, drops to invert pike, then swings through to his double pike up to iron cross, invert hang through to iron cross, invert pike to double tucks up to pike hold, very fluid so far, presses that to handstand with a little bit of an iffy back shape, next handstand is even weaker, really low out of the double double dismount, hop forward. 14.066

8:32 pm. Joe Fraser GBR SR: Maltese to invert hang through to maltese to iron cross, nice straight body line, invert hang, swings through saltos up to straddle planche, a little iffy in the position, to pike hold, presses to handstand, swings a little, double double with a step forward. 14.433

8:31 pm. Artur Dalaloyan RUS SR: Maltese, iron cross, saltos through to iron cross, invert pike up to straddle planche, maybe a little quick on that one, arched over a little on a handstand, double double with a hop back. 14.666

8:30 pm. Eddy Yusof SUI HB: I caught it from the tak half, hop full, stalder, double double layout with a step back. 13.200

Tang Chia-Hung TPE PB: I missed this. 13.800

8:29 pm. Hashimoto did rings seven minutes ago and still no score………. what could you POSSIBLY be discussing for this long about RINGS? Okay, it finally came in, his difficulty is down to a 5.3, usually around a 5.6.

8:28 pm. Petro Pakhniuk UKR PB: Lovely salto work and handstands, saw a slight arch in one, fell over on a pirouette and couldn’t muscle back up, falls. It was a transition to the single rail I think. Back on and hit the rest, step on the dismount. 13.266

8:27 pm. Illia Kovtun UKR HB: Caught a layout tkachev to mixed grip and a straddle Tkachev, stalder Tkachev to mixed, tak half, double double layout stuck! He’s doing really well today. 13.766

8:25 pm. Milad Karimi KAZ PB: Pretty clean handstands at the beginning, straddle salto, Bhavsar, Tippelt with a slow press to handstand, Ono out of it, adjusts after a half pirouette and then also after a full, double front half, a little low, but stuck. 13.966

8:24 pm. Diogo Soares BRA HB: Layout Tkachev, straddle Tkachev, full-twisting double layout stuck! 13.466

8:22 pm. Lee Chih-Kai TPE PB: Had a straddle salto, that he looked like he had an iffy catch on but everything else was lovely, maybe a few little swayback handstands, step on the dismount. 13.900

Hashimoto Daiki JPN SR: Good routine from what I saw, step back on the double double dismount. 13.533

8:21 pm. Benjamin Gischard SUI HB: Tak half, blind change to L grip, tak full to Yamawaki, some body shape deductions in there, stalder, hop full, a little crooked, full-twisting double layout, wobble on the landing, tiny hop. 13.333

Sam Mikulak USA VT: Stuck the kaz 1.5! A tiny bit seated and a little close to the horse but nice. 14.533

8:20 pm. Caio Souza BRA PB: Had some good saltos at the beginning, Bhavsar, Tippelt, both strong, point your feet please, double front half, waves his arms and hops. 14.500

Adem Asil TUR VT: Handspring double front pike half, good landing, just a hop. Good recovery from the rings fall. 15.133

8:19 pm. Nikita Nagornyy RUS SR: Saltos through to iron cross, holds his handstands well, hop back on the double double. 14.666

Philipp Herder GER HB: I missed all of this unfortunately. 12.833

8:17 pm. Lukas Dauser GER PB: Pirouettes to handstand nice, but adjusts his hands a bit, everything else seemed to go well from what I could see! 15.400

James Hall GBR VT: Kaz 1.5, nice air, good landing! 14.300

8:15 pm. Lee Jun-ho KOR HB: Tak half, Cassina, Kolman, legs apart and a fall. back on for a hop full, Rybalko, hit the dismount with a hop. 12.300

Kitazono Takeru JPN VT: Handspring randi, REALLY low landing, oof. 14.666 seems REALLY high, no?

8:14 pm. Xiao Ruoteng CHN SR: Maltese, invert hang, maltese, invert hang, salots through to planche to invert hang through to iron cross, looked like he got a little wonky on some shapes there but meh, nothing crazy. Saltos through to iron cross, double double dismount, baby step. 14.533

Ahmet Önder TUR VT: Think he also did a kaz 1.5, looked like a solid landing. 14.333

8:13 pm. Brody Malone USA VT: Kaz 1.5 with a hop forward. 14.366

8:10 pm. Rotation 2 Standings

1. Hashimoto Daiki JPN 29.999
2. Sun Wei CHN 29.466
3. Xiao Ruoteng CHN 29.400
4. Caio Souza BRA 28.700
5. Nikita Nagornyy RUS 28.699
6. Tang Chia-Hung TPE 28.533
7. Illia Kovtun UKR 28.499
8. Kitazono Takeru JPN 28.000
— Benjamin Gischard SUI 28.000

8:06 pm. Illia Kovtun UKR PB: Nice handstand at the start, walks out of a pirouette, Ono, a really nice I think 1.5 pirouette after, pike up to handstand, lots of good pirouettes after, had a bit of a messy on a single rail pirouette transition back to the two bars, and hopped back on the dismount, but everything before that was great. 14.666

8:03 pm. Diogo Soares BRA PB: Hit everything I saw, bounced back on the double pike. 13.700

Adem Asil TUR SR: Maltese, invert hang, to maltese, iron cross, holds his handstands well, double double layout, to his knees, UGH, that looked so crappy. 13.700

8:01 pm. Joe Fraser GBR PH: Clean start to his routine, but came off in the middle. I’m VERY VERY sad. Back on and hit the rest but that was a bummer. 13.300

8:00 pm. Benjamin Gischard SUI PB: He dismounted just as I looked over so I missed most of this, no falls though, step back on the landing at the end. 13.700

7:59 pm. James Hall GBR SR: Maltese, takes a second to find the position, invert hang to his saltos up to straddle planche, again a little adjustment to get there, into a pike hold pressed to handstand, has some swing in his last handstand, double double with a small step back. 13.966

7:58 pm. Artur Dalaloyan RUS PH: Had really nice control in an early pirouette, the rest was really solid, clean into the dismount. 13.900

7:57 pm. Kitazono Takeru JPN SR: Some nice handstand holds at the beginning, saltos through to handstand, stuck the dismount! 13.500

Philipp Herder GER PB: Really nice pike position before a front straddle, Bhavsar, a little arched when walking a handstand around before his Tippelt, nice press out of that, comes short out of the handstand before his dismount and ends up low with a hop forward. 14.000

7:55 pm. Ahmet Önder TUR SR: Hit routine. 13.866

Hashimoto Daiki JPN PH: Beautiful flairs at the start, he’s so aggressive and quick, looked like he bent his knees a couple of times going up and down from a scissor element, but nothing too serious. Excellent throughout the rest and into the dismount! 15.166!

Lee Jun-ho KOR PB: I missed this. 14.166

7:54 pm. Petro Pakhniuk UKR VT: Huge kaz 1.5, step to the side, looked like off the mat. Literally one person clapped, there are lots of federations here and a few others who are clapping from the stands, but not everyone out there competing has people for them to watch, so for the top guys, the U.S. guys, etc, there is always a lot of applause, but then Pakhniuk or Karimi will go up and nothing. It’s so sad. 14.233

7:53 pm. Milad Karimi KAZ VT: Handspring double front half, chest a bit low with a step forward/OOB. 14.066

Nikita Nagornyy RUS PH: I missed the very beginning but didn’t see any issues, he was really straight on one of his travels, but piked the rest of the time, great transition into the dismount. 14.266

7:51 pm. Brody Malone USA SR: I spaced out at the beginning, planche good, everything else solid, double double with a hop back. 13.833

7:50 pm. Xiao Ruoteng CHN PH: Another fantastic set for China! Beautiful on everything. 14.700!

Lee Chih-Kai TPE VT: Really nice air on his kaz 1.5, small step forward, lovely! 14.400

Eddy Yusof SUI PB: Hit from what I could see, though I missed the beginning, step back on the dismount. 14.533

7:49 pm. Caio Souza BRA VT: Kaz double with a step back OOB. 14.200

7:48 pm. Sam Mikulak USA SR: Planche, straddle sit pressed to straddle planche, slight muscle up on the handstand, I can hear the U.S. guys not competing yelling from the stands, gets his saltos through to handstand, a little muscle there, hop back on the double double. 13.533

Lukas Dauser GER VT: Kaz full, comes in REALLY close to the table. Short on the landing. 13.433

7:46 pm. Tang Chia-Hung TPE VT: Kaz 1.5, stuck it on his toes, tried to fight for it, but took the littlest baby step forward. Beautiful for the most part! 14.433

Sun Wei CHN PH: Everything I saw looked pretty great, a really clean and confident set! 14.966

7:42 pm. Rotation 1 Standings

1. Hashimoto Daiki JPN 14.833
2. Xiao Ruoteng CHN 14.700
3. Caio Souza BRA 14.500
— Sun Wei CHN 14.500
— Kitazono Takeru JPN 14.500
6. Nikita Nagornyy RUS 14.433
7. Benjamin Gischard SUI 14.300
8. Joe Fraser GBR 14.100

7:38 pm. James Hall GBR PH: Scissors down to his circles, legs come apart near the beginning, some hip angles throughout, hit!

Artur Dalaloyan RUS FX: Front layout to front double pike, hop forward. Hit the next pass, I think it was something into a randi but it looked good, 2.5 to rudi had a tiny stumble. 1.5 to barani side pass. Double full, down to front support for his press handstand, triple full, big hop back, that landing looked like it hurt. Think he went OOB. 14.050

7:36 pm. Milad Karimi KAZ SR: His hips are SO weird on his straddle planche, he’s also facing his back to us so they look even more berserk, saltos to straddle hold, pressed to handstand, a little shaky and not super in control but he gets there, double double, chest forward and a small hop. 12.866

7:34 pm. Hashimoto Daiki JPN FX: Triple double, small hop back! Good start. Front full to randi Is good. 2.5 to front double full is clean. Front full to rudi. Double full side pass. Sails through the triple full, chest forward on the landing, but a great routine to start his day. 14.833

Kitazono Takeru JPN PH: Scissors to handstand down to scissors, into his circles, legs came apart before his flairs, but once he gets there for real he looks pretty good. Stays in flairs for mostly every skill, clean into the dismount! 14.500

7:33 pm. Lee Chih-Kai TPE SR: Maltese, to invert pike, to maltese, to iron cross, invert hang to double pike to double tuck to straddle planche, took him some adjusting to get into position, muscled up the handstand out of it, then really muscled another after, these poor little pommels guys having to do rings, IT’S SO UNFAIR. Step back on the double double dismount. 12.733

7:31 pm. Ahmet Önder TUR PH: Clean on his one-arm swing, hip angle could be better, he gets really piked down at times, ugh, came off looked like right before his dismount. Got back on just to finish. Bummer.

Nikita Nagorny RUS FX: Piked double front half-out, front double full to double front, small step out of bounds, 2.5 to front full to rudi, no issues with that today! Double double, small hop back. Stuck double full. Full-in with a small hop back. Good! Maybe saving the triple pike for event finals? No need to risk his life here. 14.433

7:30 pm. Caio Souza BRA SR: Maltese, swings through to another one then down to iron cross, invert hang, swings through to double pike to double tuck to iron cross, clean straddle planche, a little crooked on a handstand, double double, small hop back.

7:28 pm. Diogo Soares BRA VT: Yurchenko double with a small step back. 13.833

Brody Malone USA PH: Scissors to his circles, clean transition. Some hip form throughout, a little short in the handstand into his dismount, but solid set overall. 14.100

7:26 pm. Lukas Dauser GER SR: This was mostly good, but he piked down and tucked his legs on the full-twisting double layout dismount. 13.325

Xiao Ruoteng CHN FX: Randi, good, 3.5 to barani, stuck! Double double, good landing there as well. 2.5 to front double full, a little wild on the landing with a hop to the side. Good double full. Small hop on the triple full. Fabulous! 14.700

Benjamin Gischard SUI VT: Didn’t see what he did but one of the better landings, just a step, I assume a kaz 1.5. 14.300

7:25 pm. Sam Mikulak USA PH: Looked like a really great set for him! 13.566

Philipp Herder GER VT: Handspring double front, REALLY low landing, then springs up out of it and FLIES forward. Vault has been a hot mess aside from Kovtun. 13.666

7:23 pm. Lee Jun-ho KOR VT: Kaz double, great in the air but flies forward on the landing, oof. 13.800

Tang Chia-Hung TPE SR: Maltese to invert hang, saltos to iron cross, steady, nice straddle planche. Got the dismount. 14.100

Sun Wei CHN FX: Hit his first pass, then a double double layout, low with a step forward. Stuck the tucked version after then a suuuuuper clean 2.5 to front full! Side pass is a stuck double full. Small hop to the side on the triple full. 14.500

7:20 pm. Joe Fraser GBR FX: Double front half stuck! Chest forward and some leg form. 2.5 to rudi, clicks his heels together. Double double, step forward. Double full to barani, good landing. Had a little hop on his side pass. Full-in to finish with a small hop. 14.100

Petro Pakhniuk UKR SR: Really shaky getting into his straddle planche. The rest was fine, just a big step forward on his piked double front dismount. 13.200

Illia Kovtun UKR VT: Yurchenko double full, clean and solid with a hop back. 13.833

Adem Asil TUR PH: Hit routine! 13.166

Eddy Yusof SUI VT: Tsuk double pike to his face basically, the way I groaned when I saw that landing. 13.033

7:16 pm. The touch warmup is happening now for the men! No reserves in as replacements so that’s a good sign.

23 thoughts on “2020 Olympic Games | Men’s All-Around Final Live Blog

  1. I think Dalaloyan re-inflamed his injury w that vault landing. Those weren’t landing hops, they looked like ‘ouch trying to find comfort’ hops.


  2. Like, according to current judging, we should just scrap everything before 2006. Because these exec judges just make it impossible. I HATE it.


  3. Not at all unhappy with the results. Brody with a top 10 finish was very nice. Some problems with execution differentiation in my opinion, but what can you do? Far more accurate scoring than what we see nationally.


    • It’s the ‘___’ is high scoring, and ‘___’ is low scoring, for me. Like, where are the standards. A woman can step onto the beam and she’ll get a .6 deduction. It’s really ridiculous at this point. We don’t wana encourage the difficulty we deem ‘unsafe’, but we instead would like to just deduct everything, like your walk to the equipment, and the way your fingers pointed. Oh btw, that guy’s pits were really hairy when he saluted, take .2. It has just gotten ridiculous, and 4 yr fans are going to continue to check out. 8 execution acroos the board, and being normalized, is an entire problem for this ‘every 4 years’ ‘sport’.


      • That’s exactly why deducting properly will save the sport and execution differentiation is so important. The last thing we need is a bunch of dangerous, sloppy skills being performed and difficulty reigning supreme, because currently you tend to get a 8-8.5 execution regardless of how well you perform on most events.

        I was actually looking forward to ‘robot judging’, because I’m sick of the poor execution scoring. FIG events are scored more accurately than US national ones and absurdly better than NCAA. NCAA is basically an exhibition sport at this point, the judging is so terrible, it shouldn’t even count as a competitive sport.


  4. Wow, what an exciting final! It was a four-way race with Hashimoto, Ruoteng, Nagorny and Wei. Not quite as exciting as the two man race from 2016 between Uchimura and Vernaiev, but like that one it came down to high bar. Given the scores after 5 rotations, I think it was pretty clear that if Hashimoto hit, he was the winner and sure enough that’s what happened.

    I’m certainly no expert here, so I’m hoping one of you can help me with a question. Did Nagorny really deserve to get a higher score on P-bars than Hashimoto? I was stunned at that one, but maybe i missed something?


    • Same feeling here with Nagornyi’s PB but I am not a judge either. He lost it on FX though I think. Did he a bit too early play it safe with this double twist ?
      Dadaloyan’s “piked” is very suspect to me on VY. No clue how he is credited for that. But what a champion …
      I wish Fraser had performed at the best of his ability and that Mikulak had a 0-fall competition (when was the last time it happened at this level ?)

      Amazing competition overal, though I possibly more enjoyed the Team final.


      • Now that the scores are all up and I can see everyone’s D scores and E scores, Nagorny had .2 more difficulty on p-bars than Hashimoto. Hashimoto had a 9.1 E and Nagorny a 9.0 E. I guess at least to my eyes, it looked like Hashimoto’s exercise had better execution by more than a tenth. But it seems judges aren’t really differentiating on E scores. They are all so clustered.

        Dalaloyan for sure should not be credited with a piked position on his vault. Either that or he needs to get hammered on his execution. Neither happened.


  5. I had to miss the AA finals, so thanks once more for the live blog!

    What happened to Ahmet Önder? He only did three events.

    Also, I read Brody Malone debuted a new parallel bars mount and it’s going to be named after him, but the article didn’t have any details about what it was. Not that I’d understand anyway, hahaha.


      • No problem! Ahmet had shoulder pain that really hurt him on rings, so he decided to withdraw after vault but he said he still plans to do the vault final next week.

        I just saw that about Brody, I wish I could tell literally any p-bars skills apart, I’m just like…pirouettes and saltos, cool. His is a pirouette described as “shoot up to handstand and fall back to support with ¾ turn” so it’s kind of like a kip cast to handstand on the single rail (so facing sideways/out and grasping like high bar) and then it comes down out of handstand with a 3/4 turn to go back to holding both bars, if that makes sense. It’s an E element.


        • Thanks for the info, Lauren! Sorry about Ahmet but I’m glad he’ll still vault.

          I’m going to to finals feed (which still seems streamable) and see if I can scratch through it to find the new p-bars mount. Thanks for the description! (I am very ignorant, so I admit very little in gymnastics makes sense to me, hahaha.)

          Thanks again!

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