Tampakos took gold over Bulgarian Jordan Jovtchev, despite a step on his double layout dismount. Jovtchev stuck his (more difficult) full twisting double layout dismount, but received .012 lower, enough for silver.
The Bulgarian federation protested the results, citing hometown influence as the reason Tampakos had won, but the medals remained the same. Jovtchev later described it as "terrible judging."
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Tampakos' ring routine
Jovtchev's ring routine
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