Brody Malone gave it all he had in the men’s horizontal bar final Tuesday, but he ultimately came up just short of a medal, taking fourth overall at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo.
Malone’s score of 14.200 came up just shy of the Russian Olympic Committee’s Nikita Nagornyy, who earned the bronze medal with a score of 14.533.
Malone attended Westside Elementary School, Cedartown Middle School and Rockmart Middle School until 2014 when he moved to the Trion area.
Japan’s Daiki Hashimoto won the gold medal for the host nation with a score of 15.066. Croatia’s Tin Srbic took home silver with a final score of 14.900.
Malone had previously finished 10th overall in the all-around.