Aly Raisman Goes For Gold on Floor Exercise: How Did She Do?

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Aly Raisman has ceded much of the attention to teammate Gabby Douglas at the London Olympics, but undoubtedly emerged as a star in her own right.

The 18-year-old from Massachusetts hoped to secure not one, but two individual medals in the final day of gymnastics. Was she able to achieve that?

Find out below ...


She did! Raisman nailed her floor exercise routine to win the gold medal, scoring a 15.6 and easily topping silver medalist Catalina Ponor of Romania (15.2).

Russia's Aliya Mustafina took the bronze (14.9). Jordyn Wieber was seventh.

"It was the best routine I've ever done," Raisman said afterward. "My coach [Mihai Brestyan] said it was the best routine he'd ever seen me do."

The floor exercise is her strongest event. Less expected was Aly Raisman's bronze medal not much more than an hour earlier in the balance beam.

She initially finished fourth, but took the bronze after winning an appeal with the judges and then a tiebreaker with Ponor. Congratulations, Aly!!


I am SO proud of the US women, Great, Outstanding job! I knew they had it in the bag after Mustafina did what she did in European Worlds with her vault. I never for one moment thhgout they were going to lose it. After they posted their 3 point lead over Russia in pre-qualifications I knew the outcome, the question was by how much. Even with the loss of Bross (Nationals) & Sacramone (Tokyo), I knew this was a done deal. This also puts to rest Russia being better than the US. Which the 2010 Worlds was a fluke that will not happen at the 2012 Olympics, the US team that will head to the Olympics in 2012 will be the modern day dream team, compared to the 1996 “Magnificent 07.� Marta has the best selection of gymnasts then that of any country. Bross, Johnson, Liukin, Maroney, Memmel, Raisman, Sacramone, Sloan & Wieber, if anyone wants to try & challenge that please feel free you won’t win.

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