Men's Gymnastics provided London 2012's first edge-of-your-seat upset.
Thanks to back-to-back spectacular floor routines, Great Britain fought its way up to second place in the rankings behind China, while the Ukraine came in third. This marks the first time Team GB Men's Gymnastics had ever made it to the playoffs, let alone been in contention for a team medal.
Japan's Kohei Uchimura needed to score more than a 13.5 on the pommel horse to secure a spot for Team Japan in the top 3. Uchimura is currently ranked as the #1 gymnast in the world. After initially scoring a 13.4, missing out on third place by only THREE TENTHS OF A POINT, the stadium errupted into cheers as Team GB had won the silver medal.
Team Japan challenged the score, and after five excruciating minutes, the judges rewarded Uchimura and Team Japan a higher score. The stadium errupted into boos and cheers, and all teams looked deeply affected.
Ukraine had now lost a medal, Team GB was now in third, and Japan had scored the silver medal.
TLDR: Drama over the score of the #1 Gymnast in the world led to a shakeup of medal results, Great Britain won their first in Men's Team Gymnastics (in the modern Olympics), Ukraine got bumped down to fourth, China won gold.