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2012 London Olympics: American Jake Dalton Finishes Fifth In Men's Gymnastics Floor Exercise Final

Jake Dalton, the 2011 U.S. national champion on floor, took fifth in the Men's Floor Exercise final Sunday morning.

Dalton's score of 15.333 placed him six-tenths of a point behind gold medalist Zou Kai of China, the defending Olympic gold medalist on floor. Kohei Uchimura of Japan, who has won three consecutive world all-around titles, took silver with a score of 15.800, and Russia's Denis Ablyazin earned bronze at 15.800, as well.

The 20-year-old Nevada native and University of Oklahoma gymnast helped the U.S. to a fifth-place finish in the men's team final this week and turned in a solid performance Sunday morning against perhaps the world's two best male gymnasts in Zou and Uchimura.

Dalton scored lower because his floor routine was half a point less difficult than Zou Kai's routine, though he did not incur any penalties during the routine.

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