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!!

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