LONDON -- Three-time world champion Kohei Uchimura of Japan earned his first Olympic all-around gold medal and American Danell Leyva fought back to earn the bronze medal after a soaring routine on the horizontal bar in the men's individual gymnastics competition.
John Orozco from the Bronx finished eighth.
The silver medal went to surprisingly steady Marcel Nguyen of Germany.
Orozco and the Cuban-born Leyva fumbled their way through their routines on the pommel horse, the second of their six rotations, leaving them both near the bottom of the 24-man field.
Uchimura took the lead for good after the third rotation when he landed a vault that scored 16.266. Even though he omitted a release move on his horizontal bar set and nearly fell to his knees on a floor exercise tumbling pass, Uchimura's level of difficulty and execution was too good for the rest of the field.