Olympic Coverage 8/19: Greatest Comeback Ever?

Paul Hamm (pronounced hom) wins the Gold in what many are already calling the greatest comeback in sports. After scoring 9.725 on the floor routine, 9.700 on the pommel horse, and a 9.587 on the rings, Paul Hamm was comfortably in the lead. Unfortunately, he choked on the vault and after a bad landing almost crashed into the judge’s table. He scored a 9.127 and was knocked down to 12th place with only two events to go.

Almost miraculously, he came back strong performing almost perfectly on the parallel bars and scoring a 9.837 and jumped all the way to fourth place. At the final event (the horizontal bar), Hamm needed an almost impossible 9.825 to at least tie for the gold. He scored another 9.837 and became the first American Male to win the All Around Event!