The Olympic Bars Medalists
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On uneven bars, medal favorites Nastia Liukin and He Kexin tied for first with a 16.725, but ultimately it was He who was given gold based on the tiebreak rules, which average the execution deductions for each gymnast.
On men's vault, 2007 World Champion Leszek Blanik of Poland and France's Thomas Bouhail also tied -- with Blanik winning the tiebreak (this time, the gymnast with the highest scoring single vault), and the gold.
He told NBCOlympics.com, "For me, it's not correct. When two people arrive on the same level, they are champions. But this competition doesn't belong to us. It is the IOC's."
What do you think? Should a rule exist to break ties?
Final Results from Day Two:
1. He Kexin, China 16.725
2. Nastia Liukin, USA 16.725
3. Yang Yilin, China 16.650
1. Chen Yibing, China 16.600
2. Yang Wei, China 16.425
3. Alexander Vorobiov, Ukraine 16.325
1. Leszek Blanik, Poland, 16.537
2. Thomas Bouhail, France 16.537
3. Anton Golotsutskov, Russia 16.475