Olympic gymnasts defy gravity (PHOTOS)

Kseniia Afanaseva of Russia competes on the beam in the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Team qualification on Day 2 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on July 29, 2012 in London, England.

Great Britain's men's gymnastic team won an astonishing bronze medal, a win made even more dramatic by their team being temporarily awarded the silver before Japan appealed the score and was elevated to second place, the BBC reported.

The United States' men's team ended up in fifth place despite a stunning performance during the qualifying round.

The women's final is scheduled for Tuesday, but the gymnasts already exhibited their gravity-defying skills during the qualifying rounds.