August 7, 2012 Leave a comment
Alexandra Raisman won the gold medal in the floor final with a score four points higher than everyone else.
Raisman was the top qualifier for this event and once again she performed an amazing routine.
Her first tumble was a round off, half twist, walk out, double arabian piked, front straight and she landed perfectly.
Raisman performed a very high split jump out of the double arabian pike in another tumble.
All of her landings were perfect.
Raisman performed an absolutely flawless routine.
The judges awarded her a massive score of 15.6 and an execution mark of 9.1.
Catalina Ponor of Romania pulled out all the stops after losing a medal in the beam final.
Ponor was the Olympic champion on floor in 2004 at Athens.
Ponor also performed a perfect routine, sticking all of her landings.
Ponor received a lower difficulty and execution score than Raisman. Ponor’s difficulty level was a 6.2 compared to Raisman’s 6.5 and she only received a 9.0 for execution.
This score could only earn her the silver medal.
Aliya Mustafina of Russia has had an outstanding Olympics. She won silver in the team final, bronze in the all-around, gold in the uneven bars final and now another bronze in the floor final.
Mustafina’s only mistake was she fell out of her spin. Otherwise she had a great routine.
Mustafina was missing the difficulty that the other ladies have, but she earned an execution score of 9.0.
Jordyn Wieber was disappointed with not qualifying for the all-around final and floor was her only chance for an individual medal.
Tuesday was just not Wieber’s day. She had waited so long for this final, over a week since the team final.
On the twisting double back Wieber’s feet almost came out from under her.
She then jumped out of bounds on her second tumbling pass.
Wieber also hopped out of her spin. These mistakes were costly for her.
Sandra Raluca Zbasa of Romania was expected to win gold in the floor final. She qualified second for the event and won the gold in Beijing.
Zbasa had a perfect routine up to the very end. She fell on her last tumbling pass. Zbasa just didn’t quite set up the last tumble and landed on her hands and out of bounds.
Zbasa did win the gold in vault and the bronze in the team final though.
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