Paul Hamm won the gold, Dae Un Kim (Korea) won the silver, and Tae Young Yang (Korea) won the bronze. (Looks of great disappointment from the Korean team as Hamm nailed his high bar routine (9.837) to edge out Kim by .012 of a point and Yang by .049 of a point. What's the statistical significance of that over six events?) Hamm received a 9.137 on the vault, which made it a squeaker. The Korean men were very strong on rings, with 9.7+ scores. Brett McClure came in 9th.
The CBC guy in the studio asked the two commentators whether Hamm got the score on his reputation. They both said that while his reputation was great, his start value was a 10 and he had few deductions. They replayed the routine to make their point, and discussed his three release move, great form, and stuck landing. It was a fabulous routine. I can't wait to see the coverage tonight!
First all-around gold for an American since 1904, when only Americans competed in St. Louis. First all-around medals for Korea -- two in one game!