Olympic Women's Gymnastics 2012 Day 2 Results: Qualifiers, Medal Hopefuls & More

Richard Langford@@noontide34Correspondent IJuly 29, 2012

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 29:  Alexandra Raisman of the United States celebrates with coach Mihai Brestyan during the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Team qualification on Day 2 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on July 29, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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The United States women's gymnastics team was dominant in qualifying action Sunday at the 2012 Olympics. However, they were so dominant that Jordyn Wieber failed to qualify for the all-around competition. 

Wieber, one of the favorites to bring home the all-around gold, finished fourth in the all-around qualifications. The problem is that just two members from each team can compete in that event, and Wieber was behind Aly Raisman and Gabrielle Douglas, who finished second and third respectively. 

While this has to be crushing for Wieber, it is a good sign for her team, who finished just ahead of Russia for the day. They were led by Viktoria Komova, who finished first in the all-around standings with 60.632 points. 

Check out the full list of team and all-around qualifiers as found on London2012.com


Final Team Qualification Standings

  1. USA, 181.863
  2. Russia, 180.429
  3. China, 176.637
  4. Romania, 176.264
  5. Britain, 170.656
  6. Japan, 170.196
  7. Italy, 168.397
  8. Canada, 167.696


All-around Finals Qualifiers

  1. Viktoria Komova, Russia
  2. Aly Raisman, USA
  3. Gabrielle Douglas, USA
  4. Aliya Mustafina, Russia
  5. Deng Linlin, China
  6. Vanessa Ferrari, Italy
  7. Asuka Teramoto, Japan
  8. Larisa Iordache, Romania
  9. Huang Qiushuang, China
  10. Sandra Izbasa, Romania
  11. Jessica Lopez, Venezuela 
  12. Elisabeth Seitz, Germany
  13. Rebecca Tunney, Great Britain 
  14. Ana Sofia Gomez Porras, Guatemala 
  15. Hannah Whelan, Great Britain 
  16. Dominique Pegg, Canada 
  17. Celine van Gerner, Netherlands
  18. Carlotta Ferlito, Italy
  19. Giulia Steingruber, Switzerland
  20. Emily Little, Australia 
  21. Aurelie Malaussena, France
  22. Marta Pihan-Kulesza, Poland
  23. Rie Tanaka, Japan
  24. Ashleigh Brennan, Australia 


Individual Apparatus Qualifiers 

Wieber did qualify to compete for an individual medal in the floor exercise by finishing sixth. This shockingly leaves Wieber with just one chance to win an individual gold, and considering she qualified sixth in that event, the odds are stacked against her to do that. 

Check out the full list of American women to qualify for individual events (all qualifiers for these events can be found below). 


U.S. Apparatus Qualifiers

Vault: McKayla Maroney, first

Uneven bars: Gabby Douglas, sixth

Balance beam: Gabby Douglas, third; Aly Raisman, fifth

Floor: Aly Raisman, first; Jordyn Wieber, sixth


Vault Finals Qualifiers

  1. McKayla Maroney, USA
  2. Sandra Izbasa, Romania 
  3. Maria Paseka, Russia
  4. Oksana Chusovitina, Germany
  5. Yamilet Pena, Dominican Republic 
  6. Janine Berger, Germany
  7. Brittany Rogers, Canada
  8. Elsabeth Black, Canada


Uneven Bars Finals Qualifiers

  1. Elizabeth Tweddle, Great Britain 
  2. He Kexin, China 
  3. Viktoria Komova, Russia
  4. Yao Jinnan, China
  5. Aliya Mustafina, RUS
  6. Gabrielle Douglas, USA
  7. Elisabeth Seitz, Germany
  8. Koko Tsurumi, Japan


Balance Beam Qualifiers

  1. Sui Lu, China
  2. Viktoria Komova, Russia
  3. Gabrielle Douglas, USA
  4. Linlin Deng, China
  5. Alexandra Raisman, USA
  6. Kseniia Afanasyeva, Russia
  7. Catalina Ponor, Romania
  8. Diana Laura Bulimar, Romania 


Floor Exercise Qualifiers 

  1. Alexandra Raisman, USA
  2. Sandra Raluca Izbasa, Romania
  3. Vanessa Ferrari, Italy
  4. Kseniia Afanaseva, Russia
  5. Lauren Mitchell, Great Britain 
  6. Jordyn Wieber, USA
  7. Catalina Ponor, Romania 
  8. Aliya Mustafina, Russia 



The Americans are looking strong to take home the team gold, but that is certainly not a lock. In fact, it wouldn't be too big a shock if they didn't even medal as Russia, China and Romania all appear to be ready to take the top three spots at the tiniest of slips from Team USA. 

Raisman and Douglas certainly have a chance at all-around glory, but they are going to have to withstand the pressure that almost everyone assumed Wieber would be shouldering. 

With this many top competitors with so little separating them, it is impossible to predict who will win, but it is certainly easy to see that it is going to be a compelling battle to medal stand. 


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