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.




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