The United States men did what many thought was impossible the Men's Team Gymnastics Competition; they won a medal. The bronze was a big deal to these men who lost reigning world champion and team member Paul Hamm to injury and then his brother Morgan also withdrew leaving an inexperienced team. None of these team members had ever participated in an Olympic Games before. A lackluster Japan won silver while the Chinese were golden and therefore captured the gold.
Men's Team Finals
1. China- Huang Xu, Chen Yibing, Li Xiaopeng, Xiao Qin, Yang Wei, Zou Kai
2. Japan- Hiroyuki Tomita, Tahehiro Kashima, Koki Sakamoto, Makoto Okiguchi, Kohei Uchimura, Takuya Nakese
3. U.S.A.- Alexander "Sasha" Artemev, Raj Bhavsar, Joey Hagerty, Jonathan Horton, Justin Spring, Kevin Tan