Jordyn Wieber leaves Olympics 2012: The Americans were astounded when Jordyn Wieber failed to make it to the women’s all round finals at the 2012 London Olympics. Wieber was expected to reach great heights in these Olympics; she was under immense pressure to get the US a gold medal this year.
Wieber was a part of the elite gymnasts of 2012 after qualifying for the 2012 London games; however she suffered a great setback after realizing that she won’t even get a chance to compete in the women’s finals.
Heavy gold-medal favorite Jordyn Wieber failed to qualify at the Artistic Gymnastics women’s qualification in London. Wieber broke into tears after hearing the news; the sadness was expected since the gymnast has only lost two all-around competitions since 2008.
Jordyn’s teammates, gymnasts Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas, made it to the finals. Raisman spoke to the media saying that she was surprised and felt terrible for Wieber since she wanted this terribly. She also added that Wieber should be proud since she’s an Olympian, and the rest of the team now needs to focus on the upcoming games.
The 17 year old athlete was sobbing as she made her exit from the mixed zone. The internal news agency of the London Games 2012 stated that Wieber made a statement via a source, she said that it is a little disappointing because it was her all time dream to compete in the Olympics finals.
The American gymnasts’ team finished first with a total of 181.863 points, Britain stood second with an 11 point difference. The team finals for 2012 gymnastics are scheduled for Tuesday.
Wieber’s coach and the US team coach John Geddert said that Tuesday is going to be a great night for the Americans. Geddert added that Wieber should take this defeat with great dignity – she has handled her victories in a dignified manner and she should do the same for defeats.