Posted August 06, 2012 on AP on Fox
PLAYERS: Sam Mikulak
Yang Hak-seon has an Olympic gold medal to go with his world title on vault. The South Korean finished with an average of 16.533, winning it on the strength of the most difficult vault being done in the world today. When he landed his second vault perfectly, his coaches raced to the podium and grabbed him in a bear hug. Yang grabbed a South Korean flag even before his final score was posted, waving it when it finally appeared. Denis Ablyazin of Russia won the silver, adding to the bronze he won on floor exercise Sunday. Igor Radivilov of Ukraine won the bronze medal. American Sam Mikulak was fifth.

Mikulak to have ankle surgery

U.S. gymnast Sam Mikulak will have surgery this month to correct an ankle problem that has bothered him since the Olympic trials in June. The 19-year-old Mikulak finished fifth in the Olympic vault final Tuesday, sticking both vaults despite a heavily taped left ankle that he sprained during the trials. Mikulak recovered in time for the Olympics, participating in five events during...
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