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Aly Raisman Wins Floor Exercise Gold

Aly Raisman ends the London Olympics with the most medals of any American gymnast after capturing gold on the women’s floor exercise.


Raisman scored a 15.600, winning by four tenths over silver medalist Catalina Ponor of Romania (the same woman she beat out in a tiebreaker on balance beam earlier on Tuesday). Russia’s Aliya Mustafina took bronze, winning a tiebreaker of her own over Italian gymnast Vanessa Ferrari.

Jordyn Wieber finished seventh and ended her London Olympics without any individual medals despite the highest of expectations coming in for the 2011 world champion. Instead it was Raisman winning three medals (gold in team and floor and bronze on beam) and Gabby Douglas leading the charge for the Americans in 2012.

The women’s floor marks the end of the artistic gymnastics competition at the 2012 Olympics. The Chinese team won the most medals with eight, four of them gold. Team USA finished with three golds and six medals overall. Russia’s Mustafina was the most successful individual gymnast, capturing four medals, one gold, one silver and two bronze.

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