LONDON -- American Sam Mikulak finished fifth in the men's vault in inividual event gymnastics competition at the Olympics on Monday.
Yang Hak Seon, 19, of South Korea, won the gold with a score of 16.533 points.
Denis Ablyazin of Belarus won silver and Igor Radivilov of the Ukraine earned the bronze medal.
Mikulak, 19, won the NCAA all-around title at the University of Michigan. Both of his parents were gymnasts at Cal.
"I'm happy I went out there today and put two vaults on my feet," said Mikulak, who kissed the apparatus afterward. "Vault was so good to me today I tried to give it some love back."
Mikulak scored 16.050 points.