Olympics: Japan win gymnastics team silver after appeal
Japanese gymnast Kohei Uchimura reacts in dejection after the initial result declaration where his team figured fourth place, during the Artistic Gymnastic men’s team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 30, 2012, in London. After judges spent about five minutes reviewing three-time world championUchimura on the pommel horse, his score was revised and Japan was awarded the silver medal with Britain getting bumped down to bronze. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
LONDON—Japan took the silver medal in the men’s artistic gymnastics team final on Monday after a judges’ inquiry that dropped hosts Great Britain from second to third and denied Ukraine a medal.
A fall from superstar Kohei Uchimura on the pommel horse initially saw Japan finish fourth, but they appealed against his score and the judges accepted the appeal, giving Japan silver and leaving Ukraine empty-handed.
London 2012 Olympics
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