Olympic Gymnastics Live Stream: How to Watch Top Women's All-Around Contenders

Rob GoldbergFeatured ColumnistAugust 2, 2012

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 31:  Gabrielle Douglas of the United States performs on the floor exercise in the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Team final on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on July 31, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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The United States won its first women's gymnastics team gold medal since 1996. Now it is time for the individual medals.

Jordyn Wieber was expected to be a favorite to win the all-around competition after winning the event in the 2011 World Championships, but she did not qualify for the final.

As a result, the field is wide open as a couple of Americans try to follow in the path of Carly Patterson and Nastia Liukin.


When: August 2, 11:30 a.m. ET

Where: North Greenwich Arena

Live Stream: NBCOlympics.com

TV: NBC on delay at 8 p.m. ET


Top Athletes to Watch


Gabby Douglas, USA

The all-around winner at the U.S. Olympic trials is a favorite to win the same event on the world stage in London.

She was the only American to compete in all four apparatuses during the team final and was a big reason why the team was able to win the gold.

During qualification, Douglas finished with the third-most points despite a horrible floor routine. She showed that was a fluke by improving from a 13.766 to a 15.066 in the team final. At her best, there is no one in the world that can beat her.


Aly Raisman, USA

Although many were not expecting Raisman to reach the final of this competition, she has a very good chance of winning now that she is here.

The Massachusetts native had the best floor routine of anyone in each of her two performances in these Olympics, and she can add a great score on the balance beam as well.

Raisman has more international experience than most girls in the competition, and her steady focus will help her be a force in the all-around final. 


Viktoria Komova, Russia 

After finishing in second place in the 2011 World Championships, Komova is ready to take home the gold in the all-around final.

The order of the final might hurt her chances—the top competitors will end with the floor routine, Komova's worst event. Still, the expert on the uneven bards is the daughter of a world-champion gymnast, and she will do her best to come out on top.