Day nineof the Rio Olympic Games served asthe first day of individual apparatus finals for the world's best gymnasts, including six representing USA gymnastics. The day featured several history-making moments --including a first for the USA and a nearly medal-worthy performance byIndia's Dipa Karmakar-- as the finalists tackled final round action on pommel horse, men's floor exercise, women's vault, and uneven bars. Here's a look at Olympic gymnastics results for Aug. 14.

Men's floor exercise: 2016 Olympic gymnastics results

They day got off to aless than stellarstart for Team USA as reigning national champion Sam Mikulak and Jake Dalton competed for podium placements on floor exercise.

Despite qualifying first and second for the event final, per previous Olympic gymnastics results posted to the official Rio 2016 website, neither brought his A-game. Mikulak placed last by a large margin, while Dalton finished sixth. Max Whitlock of Great Britain earned the gold with a 15.633, and a pair of home crowd favorites --Brazil's Diego Hypolito and Arthur Mariano-- claimed silver and bronze.

Simone Biles vaults into history... again

Team USA mega star Simone Biles continued her gymnastics dominance by taking vault gold by a large margin over silver medalist Maria Paseka of Russia, 15.966 to Paseka's 15.253. Biles is the first American woman to earnOlympic gold on vault, but she's not the only medal winner who made history: Giulia Steingruber (15.216)'s bronze was the first-ever claimed by a female Swiss gymnast.

The vault final also featured notable appearances by Uzbekistan's Oksana Chusovitina, a seven-time Olympian who finished seventh, and Dipa Karmakar, who was the first female gymnast from India to ever compete at the Olympics. Karmakar justmissed earning a medal, placing fourth behind Steingruber with a very respectable 15.066, which would have been good enough to takethe bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics in London.

Alex Naddour endsUS men's Olympic medal drought

After a disappointing initial set of Olympic gymnastics results for the men of Team USA, Alex Naddour finally gave the squad their first medal of Rio 2016 with a strong pommel horse routine (15.700) that left him fist pumping the air. Naddour's bronze is the first Olympic pommel horse medal for the US since Peter Vidmar and Tim Daggett earned gold and bronze at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.

Great Britain went one-two, with Max Whitlock earning his second gold of the day (15.966) and Louis Smith taking the silver (15.833).

Uneven bars: Olympic gymnastics results see Aliya Mustafina defend title

The last event final of the day featured a pair of American women in reigning world uneven bars co-champion Madison Kocian and 2012 Olympic all-around gold medalist Gabby Douglas. Although Douglas faltered and wound up placing just seventh, Kocian's routine was rock-solid, giving her a silver medal worthy 15.833. Her effort was bested by that of Russia's Aliya Mustafina, whose mark of 15.900 gave her the gold and marked the successful defense of her 2012 title. Germany's Sophie Scheder (15.566) took the bronze.

Olympic gymnastics will continue from Rio 2016 on Aug. 15 as three more event finals are contested: rings, men's vault, and balance beam. Will Simone Biles earn her fourth winof the Rio Olympics or could it be Laurie Hernandez's turn to snag individual gold? Watch the action as it unfolds beginning at 1 PM Eastern tomorrow.

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