Aug. 21, 2004
Paul Hamm took home gold for the United States in the men’s gymnastics all-around competition at the Athens Olympics, posting a meet-high score of 57.823 over six events.
But should he have won it?
Three days after the event, the International Gymnastics Federation ruled that South Korea’s Yang Tae-young was unfairly docked one-tenth of a point in the all-around gymnastics final at the Athens Olympics.
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Tae-young finished in third with a score of 57.774, which gave him the bronze and was .049 shy of Hamm’s first-place total.
Despite the revelation, the ruling did not change the final result.