Uchimura gets Olympic gold to go with world titles
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
LONDON (AP) -- Kohei Uchimura has an Olympic gold medal to go with his three world titles, winning the all-around competition Wednesday and cementing his place as possibly the best male gymnast ever.
It was yet another sublime performance from the Japanese star, who has been unbeatable since he finished second in Beijing, and the title was never in doubt. His score of 92.690 was more than 1.5 points better than Germany's Marcel Nguyen. Danell Leyva completed his incredible journey from Cuban refugee to Olympic medalist, winning the bronze medal thanks to spectacular routines on both parallel bars and high bar.