Gymnastics: Gabrielle Douglas Takes the Gold in All-Around
August 2, 2012 Leave a comment
Gabrielle Douglas won the gold in the all-around final with an almost flawless performance on all apparatuses, with a score of 62.232.
Victoria Komova of Russia took home the silver, missing the gold by only 0.259 of a point.
Russian, Aliya Mustafina, won the bronze.
The other American, Alexandra Raisman, just missed the medals, with the same score as Mustafina, 59.566. When a score is the same, whoever’s execution marks are higher, places higher.
Douglas led for the whole entire competition.
Douglas only faltered on vault, with a slight hop and landing to the right of the line, and on beam, with a slight wobble and a hop back on the dismount.
Raisman just missed a medal because of her low score on the uneven bars, 14.333, and numerous wobbles on the balance beam. Raisman had to put her hands on the beam to stay on.
Raisman was second after the first apparatus.
Komova lost the gold medal because of her performance on vault. She landed to the side of the red line and made a huge step to the side.
Rebecca Tunney of Great Britain had a slight wobble on the beam and a step back on the dismount to land her in 22nd after the first apparatus.
Tunney climbed her way back with outstanding performances on all other apparatuses, to finish 13th overall.
Tunney received a score of 15 on the uneven bars and was 6th on that apparatus.
Hannah Whelan of Great Britain was in 16th after the second apparatus, but she did not land her vault and received a zero. She ended up last overall.
Raisman will have a chance to medal in the balance beam final and the floor final. She qualified first for the floor final.
Douglas will have two more chances to medal in the uneven bars final and balance beam final.
|5||IZBASA Sandra Raluca||58.833||+|
|9||IORDACHE Larisa Andreea||57.965||+|
|12||van GERNER Celine||57.232||+|
|22||GOMEZ PORRAS Ana Sofia||54.899||+|