LONDON (AP) -- Only gold will do for Zou Kai.
Zou won his fifth career Olympic gold medal Sunday, defending his title on floor exercise. He already had one gold from China's victory in the men's team competition last week, and has three more from the Beijing Games. He's got a chance to duplicate his Beijing three-peat on Tuesday, when he tries to defend his Olympic title on high bar.
All-around champion Kohei Uchimura of Japan won the silver medal and Russia's Denis Ablyazin took bronze. The two finished with the same score of 15.8, but Uchimura got the silver because of a higher execution score.
Zou doesn't have Uchimura's precision or elegance, coming in low on a couple of landings and taking a small hop on his final tumbling pass. But his routine is so jam-packed with difficult tricks it's a wonder he's got the energy to walk off the podium when he finishes. His power was evident on his opening tumbling run, landing with such force the floor shook.
He knew it was good when he finished, pumping his fist as he trotted off. It certainly was, his 15.933 putting the gold out of Uchimura's reach and everyone else's.
There were still six gymnasts to go, however, and Zou stood across the arena, shuffling back and forth as he watched them, one by one, come up short.
American Jake Dalton finished fifth.