China gets gold on pommel horse
China has made it 4-for-4 in men's gymnastics, with world champion Xiao Qin winning the pommel horse gold medal.
Even though he was off his form and was hardly overwhelming, his 15.875 easily beat the eight-man field Sunday night.
Filip Ude of Croatia won the silver. His 15.725 score tied with Britain's Louis Smith, but Ude won the tiebreaker for Croatia's first gymnastics medal. All-around winner Yang Wei of China was fourth.
Ude went last and seemed about to challenge Xiao until he hit the horse with his leg and got a bit out of control toward the end of his routine. He held on to it enough for silver.
China has won the men's team, the all-around with Yang, the pommel horse and the floor exercise. Earlier Sunday, Zou Kai won on floor.
China's Zou Kai wins men's floor gold
The Chinese men can't lose in Olympic gymnastics. Zou Kai, a gold medalist in the men's team event, won the floor exercise Sunday night, giving China three wins in as many attempts.
Gervasio Deferr of Spain took the silver with a powerful series of somersaults and twists, then threw kisses to the crowd. Russia's Anton Golotsutskov got the bronze.
World champion Diego Hypolito of Brazil seemed headed for a medal until he fell on the landing of his final pass. Hypolito then sat nearly in tears, shaking his head back and forth.
Three-time world champ Marian Dragulescu of Romania fell on his second tumbling pass.