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.