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Gymnastics at the 2012 London Summer Games:

Women's Individual All-Around

Gymnastics at the 2012 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): North Greenwich Arena, Greenwich, London
Date Started: July 29, 2012
Date Finished: August 2, 2012

Gold: USA Gabby Douglas
Silver: RUS Viktoriya Komova
Bronze: RUS Aliya Mustafina

Summary

The United States had won the gold medal in the women’s gymnastics individual all-around for the last two Olympics and were expected to repeat this feat at the 2012 London Games. Jordyn Wieber was the reigning World Champion and thus the favorite among her teammates to win the event but, in the qualification round, the Americans finished second, third, and fourth, with Wieber behind her teammates Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas. The competition had a “two finalists per country” rule, meaning that the World Champion was eliminated from the event. Viktoriya Komova of Russia, the runner-up at the World Championships, had finished first and was now in a better position to win the gold medal, but the stellar performances from the Americans made this far from certain.

In the final Douglas had the highest marks on the vault and the balance beam and, having finished third on the uneven bars, was in an excellent position to be crowned Olympic champion, even after slipping to fourth in the floor exercise. The only competitor with a realistic hope of overtaking her was Komova, who had finished third in the vault and second on the uneven bars and balance beam. The Russian would have needed a score of over 15.300, higher than the eventual top mark in the event, to surpass Douglas and was unable to meet it, scoring a 15.100 that still put her far above the two contenders for bronze. At the end of the tournament, Raisman had tied the score of Russian Aliya Mustafina, the 2010 World Champion, necessitating a tie-breaker to determine the final podium spot. The winner was determined by taking the total of their top three events, which gave the bronze medal to the Russian with a score of 45.933 against the American’s 45.366.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Gabby Douglas 16 United States USA Gold
2 Viktoriya Komova 17 Russia RUS Silver
3 Aliya Mustafina 17 Russia RUS Bronze
4 Aly Raisman 18 United States USA
5 Sandra Izbașa 22 Romania ROU
6 Deng Linlin 20 China CHN
7 Huang Qiushuang 20 China CHN
8 Vanessa Ferrari 21 Italy ITA
9 Larisa Iordache 16 Romania ROU
10 Elisabeth Seitz 18 Germany GER
11 Asuka Teramoto 16 Japan JPN
12 Céline van Gerner 17 Netherlands NED
13 Rebecca Tunney 15 Great Britain GBR
14 Giulia Steingruber 18 Switzerland SUI
15 Emily Little 18 Australia AUS
16 Rie Tanaka 25 Japan JPN
17 Dominique Pegg 18 Canada CAN
18 Jessica López 26 Venezuela VEN
19 Marta Pihan-Kulesza 25 Poland POL
20 Ashleigh Brennan 21 Australia AUS
21 Carlotta Ferlito 17 Italy ITA
22 Ana Gómez 16 Guatemala GUA
23 Aurelie Malaussena 18 France FRA
24 Hannah Whelan 20 Great Britain GBR
4 r1/2 Jordyn Wieber 17 United States USA
12 r1/2 Anastasiya Grishina 16 Russia RUS
21 r1/2 Jennifer Pinches 18 Great Britain GBR
22 r1/2 Yao Jinnan 17 China CHN
29 r1/2 Anne Kuhm 15 France FRA
30 r1/2 Erika Fasana 16 Italy ITA
31 r1/2 Gaëlle Mys 20 Belgium BEL
32 r1/2 Kristina Vaculik 20 Canada CAN
33 r1/2 Ana María Izurieta 19 Spain ESP
34 r1/2 Vasiliki Millousi 28 Greece GRE
35 r1/2 Nadine Jarosch 17 Germany GER
36 r1/2 Bruna Leal 19 Brazil BRA
37 r1/2 Daniele Hypólito 27 Brazil BRA
38 r1/2 Ethiene Franco 20 Brazil BRA
39 r1/2 Jonna Adlerteg 17 Sweden SWE
40 r1/2 Tina Erceg 24 Croatia CRO
41 r1/2 Salma El-Said 20 Egypt EGY
42 r1/2 Jessica Gil 21 Colombia COL
43 r1/2 Simona Castro 23 Chile CHI
44 r1/2 Nataliya Kononenko 17 Ukraine UKR
45 r1/2 Lim Heem Wei 23 Singapore SIN
46 r1/2 Barbara Gasser 22 Austria AUT
47 r1/2 Kristýna Palešová 21 Czech Republic CZE
48 r1/2 Heo Seon-Mi 17 South Korea KOR
49 r1/2 Dorina Böczögő 20 Hungary HUN
50 r1/2 Laura Švilpaitė 18 Lithuania LTU
51 r1/2 Valeria Pereyra 16 Argentina ARG
52 r1/2 Angel Wong 25 Hong Kong HKG
53 r1/2 Zoi Lima 20 Portugal POR
54 r1/2 Lorena Quiñónes 15 Puerto Rico PUR
55 r1/2 Annika Urvikko 21 Finland FIN
56 r1/2 Ralitsa Mileva 18 Bulgaria BUL
57 r1/2 Mária Homolová 24 Slovakia SVK
58 r1/2 Moldir Azimbay 16 Kazakhstan KAZ
59 r1/2 Valeriia Maksiuta 24 Israel ISR
60 r1/2 Saša Golob 20 Slovenia SLO