LONDON – Barely an hour after needing a protest to win a bronze in the balance beam, American gymnast Aly Raisman won her second medal of the day with a gold in the floor routine.
Raisman performed a near-flawless routine on the floor, perfectly landing several high-spinning moves. When she was done, the sold-out crowd at the North Greenwich Arena roared its approval.
Raisman won three medals, to Gabby Douglas' and McKayla Maroney's two each. She narrowly missed a fourth medal when tied for third in the all-around finals, but lost out due to a new tie breaking rule. Having placed second in the all-around qualification, along with Gabby Douglas' placing third, knocked fellow teammate and current world champion Jordyn Weiber out of the all-around finals.
Raisman came into the Olympics as a supporting player to current national all-around champion Gabby Douglas and current world champions Jordyn Weiber (all-around) and McKayla Maroney (vault). Douglas' performance in the individual event finals was lack luster and didn't result in any medals. Maroney sat down her second vault and received a disappointing silver. Weiber's only final event performance was on floor and wasn't enough to award her an individual medal.