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ATHENS - AUGUST 29: Fireworks are seen during the closing ceremonies of the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games on August 29, 2004 at the Sports Complex Olympic Stadium in Athens, Greece. The next summer Olympic Games will be held in Beijing in 2008. (Photo by Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

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Team USA Medalists

The Team USA gymnasts have earned nine medals in the
2004 Olympic Games!
This total ranks as the the highest medal total in a non-boycotted
Olympic Games in the modern era of gymnastics!

ATHENS - AUGUST 16: The United States gymnastics team waves to the crowd after winning the silver medal in the men's artistic gymnastics team final competition on August 16, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Sports Complex Indoor Hall in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Men’s Team Silver1

ATHENS - AUGUST 17: The United States team waves to the crowd after receiving the silver medal in the women's artistic gymnastics team final uneven on August 17, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Sports Complex Indoor Hall in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Women’s Team Silver2

ATHENS - AUGUST 18: Paul Hamm of the USA listebs to the national anthem after receiving the gold medal for the men's artistic gymnastics individual event on August 18, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Sports Complex Indoor Hall in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Paul HammATHENS - AUGUST 19: Carley Patterson of the United States stands attended with her gold medal during the US national anthem after winning the women's artistic gymnastics individual competition on August 19, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Sports Complex Indoor Hall in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Stuart Hannagan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Carley Patterson

Paul Hamm, AA Gold3 – Carly Patterson, AA Gold4

ATHENS - AUGUST 22: Annia Hatch of the USA receives the silver medal for the women's artistic gymnastics vault event on August 22, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Sports Complex Indoor Hall in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Annia HatchATHENS - AUGUST 22: Terin Humphrey of the USA receives the silver medal for the women's artistic gymnastics uneven bar event on August 22, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Sports Complex Indoor Hall in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Terin HumphreyATHENS - AUGUST 17: The United States team waves to the crowd after receiving the silver medal in the women's artistic gymnastics team final uneven on August 17, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Sports Complex Indoor Hall in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Hatch, VT Silver4 – Humphrey, UB Silver4 – Courtney Kupets, UB Bronze2

ATHENS - AUGUST 23: Paul Hamm of United States receives the silver medal for the men's artistic gymnastics horizontal bar event on August 23, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Sports Complex Indoor Hall in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Paul HammATHENS - AUGUST 23: Carly Patterson of United States receives the silver medal for the women's artistic gymnastics balance beam event on August 23, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Sports Complex Indoor Hall in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Carly Patterson

Paul Hamm, HB Silver5 – Carly Patterson, BB Silver5

USA Gymnastics Photo © 2004 / CliveBrunskill1, MarkDadswell2, DonaldMiralle3, ChrisMcGrath4, EzraShaw5 / Getty Images

Patterson Wins GOLD In All-Around!!!
Hatch, Humphrey, Kupets Add To Medal Count

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Annia Hatch completed her remarkable comeback from a torn left ACL 370 days ago to win an Olympic silver medal on the vault!
Terin Humphrey, competing eighth in the rotation, stepped into the silver medal slot with a near perfect routine, and Courtney Kupets regained her status on the uneven bars medal podium with a bronze!
Exclusive! See what the Dream Team had to say about the women’s all-around competition, in Notes!
Olympic All-Around Champion Carly Patterson and her silver medal winning teammates headline the 2004 T.J. Maxx Tour of Gymnastics Champions! Read more here!
Carly Patterson won the gold medal in all-around competition, the first to do so since Mary Lou Retton in 1984. Khorkina, reigning World Champion, finished second, while Zhang Nan of China took the bronze. Courtney Kupets finished in 9th.
The U.S. Women’s Team won the team silver with a score of 113.584 behind Romania (114.283). Russia finished in third with a total of 113.235. Read the press release | HERE |

Paul Hamm Wins All-Around Gold Medal!!!

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Paul Hamm took first place and Brett McClure finished ninth in the men’s all-around final on Wednesday at the 2004 Olympic Games. Hamm finished with a score of 57.823 to edge Korea’s Dae Eun Kim by 0.012 – the smallest margin in Olympic history. | MORE |
TEAM SILVER! – The team competition has concluded with high (bar) drama as the U.S. men won their first Olympic team medal since 1984, and their first team medal in a non-boycotted Olympics since 1948. The U.S. men finished second (172.933) behind Japan (173.821), followed by Romania in third with a total of 172.384.
Read the press release | USA MEN COME FROM BEHIND TO WIN TEAM SILVER |

General

Statement from USA Gymnastics President Bob Colarossi regarding FIG Letter to Paul Hamm
United States Olympic Committee Rejects Request from Federation Internationale de Gymnastique To Further Pressure Olympic Champion Paul Hamm
New!  John Roethlisberger elected to FIG Athletes’ Commission. Read more in Notes.

ATHENS - AUGUST 27: Mary Sanders of the USA competes in the rhythmic gymnastics individual qualifications on August 27, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Galatsi Olympic Hall in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Mary Sanders

Rhythmic

Sun., Aug. 29 – Rhythmic All-Around Finals
| RG ALL-AROUND FINALS RESULTS |
Also see | RG ALL-AROUND QUALIFICATION RESULTS | & | PHOTOS |
Sat., Aug. 28 –
| RG GROUP FINALS RESULTS | & | PHOTOS |
Team USA did not compete in this event.Mary Sanders wrapped up her Olympic Games experience on Friday with two more solid routines in ribbon and clubs.
Read the press release –
| Sanders Wraps Up Olympic Games Competition |
Listen to Mary’s reaction in | INTERACTIVE AUDIO |
Read Mary’s | ATHLETE FEATURE |

USA Gymnastics Photo © 2004 / Robert Laberge / Getty Images

NEW YORK - MAY 15: Trampoline Gymnast Jennifer Parilla poses for a portrait during the USOC Media Summit on May 15, 2004 at the Marriott Marquis in New York, New York. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jennifer Parilla

Trampoline

Read how Trampolinist Jennifer Parilla fared in her second Olympic Games | HERE |
See the complete results here! | RESULTS |
Medalists in Women’s Trampoline:
Gold: Anna Dogonadze (GER)
Silver: Karen Cockburn (CAN)
Bronze: Huang Shanshan (CHN)
USA’s Jennifer Parilla placed 14th in the Qualification round
Men’s Trampoline medals went to: Gold – Yuri Nitkin (UKR); Silver – Alexander Moskalenko (RUS); Bronze – Henrik Stehlik (GER)

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USA Comes From Behind To Win Team Silver

USA Comes From Behind To Win Team Silver

For Immediate Release – Aug. 16, 2004
Brian Eaton, USA Gymnastics

ATHENS – The U.S. men’s gymnastics team came from behind in the final rotation on high bar to win the team silver medal late Monday at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. Team USA scored a 172.933 to trail Japan at 173.821. Romania took the bronze at 172.384.The men’s team medal is the United States’ first since 1984 and only the fourth in U.S. history. It marks the third consecutive team silver medal in this quadrennium following back-to-back team silvers at the 2001 and 2003 World Championships.

“We came here as a team. Our whole goal was to win a medal,” said team member Jason Gatson. vAll the individual stuff happens after the team. I’m just excited I’ve got a silver medal and I’m going home with a medal.v

The United States led the competition after stellar performances on floor and pommel horse. However, a lapse on still rings and vault dropped the U.S. to third behind Romania and Japan. As Romania struggled on parallel bars and high bar, the United States shined on two of its stronger events to surpass Romania for the silver. The U.S. earned a 9.712 from Blaine Wilson, followed by a 9.737 from Paul Hamm and a 9.825 from Jason Gatson to regain the lead for good.

vMy main focus was to come here and win a medal as a team, and we did just that,v said three-time Olympian Blaine Wilson. vIt wasn’t easy. We had a rough bit in the middle of the meet, but we got everyone together and said, let’s get this done.v

Team USA started fourth on floor, and watched contenders from Japan, China and Romania all step out of bounds. Leading off, Guard Young scored a 9.700. Morgan Hamm followed with a 9.712 and Paul Hamm finished the rotation with a 9.725 to put the U.S. in the lead. The U.S. men then scored two 9.650s and one 9.750 to keep the lead through pommel horse.

Japan took the lead on still rings, and turned it over to Romania after vault. However, Romania struggled on parallel bars, narrowing their lead to just 0.135 between first and third place after five rotations. Romania’s Razvan Selariu suffered a fall to lead off high bar, opening the door for both the U.S. and Japan to move ahead. Japan finished with scores of 9.787, 9.825 and 9.850 to seal the victory.

USA’s Brett McClure and Paul Hamm will now prepare for the men’s All-Around final on Weds., Aug. 18. Hamm qualified in 1st place for the final, with McClure qualifying in 19th place. Hamm also qualified for four event finals later in the week, and will be joined by brother Hamm in two of those events.

The team final is scored using a 6-3-3 format – three men compete and all three scores count – eliminating any margin for error. The 2004 Games is the first Olympics to use the 6-3-3 finals scoring format.

The United States led all nations with 18 medal opportunities across six nights of finals. Competition continues on Tuesday with the women’s team final at 9 p.m. at the Olympic Indoor Hall.

2004 Men’s U.S. Olympic Team
Name / Age / Hometown / Residence / Club
Jason Gatson 24 / Upland, Calif./Mesa / Ariz Colorado Springs, Colo. / Team Chevron-USOTC
Morgan Hamm 21 / Waukesha, Wis. / Columbus, OhiovTeam Chevron-Ohio
Paul Hamm 21 / Waukesha, Wis. / Columbus, Ohio / Team Chevron-Ohio
Brett McClure 23 / Mill Creek, Wash. / Colorado Springs, Colo. / Team Chevron-USOTC
Blaine Wilson 30 / Columbus, Ohio / Columbus, Ohio / Team Chevron-Ohio
Guard Young 27 / Oklahoma City, Okla. / Norman, Okla. / Team Chevron-Okla.For team bios, recent clippings, quotes, start orders and schedule information, visit: www.usa-gymnasticsolympics.com.

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