Aly Raisman Wins the Second Gold for America at the Olympics 2012: American gymnast Aly Raisman is on fire – the 18 year old bagged her second gold medal at theLondon 2012 Olympics on Tuesday. Raisman gave a mind blowing performance at the floor exercise games, leaving behind the newly popular gold winner Gabby Douglas. Aly Raisman has a coveted collection of three medals from the Olympics this year; two gold medals and one bronze.
Raisman shares her second gold medal with the rest of the American women’s gymnastics team. Tuesday’s win was sheer redemption for Raisman – for a long time she was overshadowed by her teammates Gabby Douglas and Jordyn Wieber.
Raisman won her bronze medal earlier during the day at the balance beam games whereas the famous Gabrielle Douglas finished seventh.
Raisman had a strong competition win the defending Olympic floor exercise champion, Sandra Raluca Izbasa of Romania. However the matter took a sharp turn when Izbasa fell right on her face during her floor exercise routine. Raisman scored a beautiful 15.600.
The silver medal was taken by Catalina Ponor from Romania (score 15.200) and the bronze medal went home with Aliya Mustafina from Russia (score 14.900).
These Olympics proved extremely disappointing for Jordyn Wieber, who could not score a single individual gold medal for herself. Wieber entered the Olympics with a dream to conquer but the gymnast could not even make it to the line-up of qualifying female gymnasts for the individual challenge. Her last chance was to get gold at the floor exercise; but Wieber got a penalty for stepping out of the mat’s boundaries and ended with a 14.500 score. The young gymnast fought back to control her tears as she finished with an unsatisfying score.
16-year old Gabby Douglas leaves the London Olympics with two gold medals, one of which she shares with the US team. She finished eighth in the uneven bars challenge and seventh on the balance beam.