Damn! Gymnast Kohei Uchimura Almost Tricks Off Japan’s Silver with Janky Pommel Horse
After entering the XXX Olympics as the favorite to win the all-around competition, Japanese gymnast Kohei Uchimura almost went frome bbq to mildew during the team portion, after a janky pommel horse performance nearly costed his squad a medal.
With the majority of the assembled audience, and NBA cameras to boot, focused on the British team’s surprising bronze medal finish, with both Princes William and Harry in attendance, Uchimura’s routine nearly slept beneath the cracks.
Although the NBC Olympics crew initially ignored Uchimura pommel horse, they quickly showed the disappointed gymnasts quickly scurrying off after the event and then briefly replayed the blunder.
Uchimura’s performance knocked Japan out of medal contention, but after an official protest and review of the score, the team was awarded the silver medal.
A video comparison of Kohei Uchimura pommel horse from the 2011 World Championships vs. XXX Olympics fail after the jump…