Team GB was left disappointed after finishing four place in the men’s gymnastics on day three at the Olympics - but some people have their own ideas about why they lost out.
The Brits - Max Whitlock, Louis Smith, Kristian Thomas, Nile Wilson and Brinn Bevan were pushed out by China in the penultimate phase, the parallel bars, after sitting in third position until that point.
They finished just two points outside the top three.
Fans were distraught when Louis Smith suffered a fall during his pommel horse routine.
Although he was not injured in the tumble, the lost points didn’t help in Team GB’s bid to replicate their 2012 bronze win.
Some formulated their own theory on why Smith fell, which rested on his hair...
London 2012 saw the men’s gymnastics team win their first Olympics medal in a century - but alas it was not to be this year.
Despite the disappointment, Smith’s team-mate Max Whitlock urged his team-mates to forget about the near-miss.
“It’s disappointing – we knew we had the potential to be right up there and we did our best. It wasn’t the best we could ever do, and some of the scores were lower than we usually get, but that’s the way sport is.
“We’ve got to look forward to the finals now and forget about it. Obviously it makes you want to go back and produce some big results and it is about going out there and doing the job.”
The women’s team gymnastics final takes place from 8pm tonight.
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