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London 2012 - Artistic Gymnastics
"The 2012 Olympic Games held in London gave us some of the most entertaining gymnastics finals in years. How much do you know about these events?"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
The drama of the gymnastics at the 2012 games kicked off early, with the failure of the American women's favourite to qualify for the all around final. What was this gymnast's name?
Next, it was the turn of the men's team event. Gold went to China and, for the first time in over 100 years, the British men's team was awarded a medal. Originally the medal was silver, but this was later changed to bronze. What was the reason for this decision?
One of the men was too young to compete
A technical error on the screen
An appeal from the Japanese team
An illegal move was used by one of the British men
While Japan's Uchimura took gold in the men's all around final, Gabby Douglas took gold in the women's all around. Douglas became a crowd favourite in London following her modern and energetic routines. What is her nickname?
The Jumping Spider
The Flying Squirrel
The Laughing Gull
The Spinning Jenny
Next up was the men's pommel horse final, and an event in which Britain's Louis Smith specialised. More drama unfolded when Louis was awarded the same score as Hungary's Krisztián Berki, but was awarded the silver medal. What was the reason for this?
Berki went first
Berki had a higher score for execution
Berki had a higher score for difficulty
The judges flipped a coin
On the same day as the men's pommel horse final, the women's vault final also took place. Followers of this event thought the final had been decided before it even began, with some saying that the gold was more secure than the 100m gold was for Usain Bolt. What was the name of the out and out favourite for this event, who fell on her second vault, placing her in silver medal position?
In the final for the men's rings, the spotlight surely went to Yordan Yovchev, who represented Bulgaria. Why was Yovchev's performance in the 2012 Olympic games particularly noteworthy?
They were his sixth Olympic games
He performed with a broken toe
He had come out of a coma only 3 months before
He had only trained for the event for 8 weeks
This next gymnastics final saw the 2008 Beijing champion fail to retain her Olympic title and Team GB's Beth Tweddle win an Olympic medal, which had eluded her in previous games. Which event was this?
The men's horizontal bar was perhaps the most thrilling of the event finals, with several huge scores and the feeling that the competition was never quite over. After an apparently unbeatable score by German star Fabian Hambuchen, Epke Zonderland performed a routine which was welcomed by rapturous applause and which won his nation a rare gold in gymnastics. Which country did he represent?
The female performance of the London 2012 Olympic games surely goes to Aliya Mustafina, who appeared to mesmerise the audience in her performances, taking home 4 Olympic medals in the process. This all came after a return from serious injury. Which country did Mustafina represent?
The Russian Federation
In the men's gymnastics, one nation stole the show, winning 3 gold and taking podium positions in 5 of the 8 events. Which nation was this?
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Compiled Aug 24 12