Olympic Women's Gymnastics 2012 Results: Day 7 Scores, Medalists and Standings

Brian MaziqueCorrespondent IIIAugust 5, 2012

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 05:  Silver medallist Mc Kayla Maroney (L) of the United States, gold medallist Sandra Raluca Izbasa (C) of Romania and bronze medallist Maria Paseka of Russia pose with their medals during the medal ceremony following the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Vault final on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on August 5, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Day 7 of the gymnastics competition was a bit of a disappointment for Team USA. Not only did the heavily favored McKayla Maroney fall short of a gold medal in the vault (settling for silver), but Jake Dalton also finished fifth in men's floor exercise.

For all of the triumphs the United States gymnastics team has experienced, London 2012 has carried some tough times as well.

The men's team stumbled to a fifth-place finish in the team competition. John Orozco's performance was far beneath the hype he received just as competition began.

Jordyn Wieber was considered a top contender in the all-around competition, but because of the two-per-country rule, she didn't qualify for the finals. Aly Raisman just missed a medal in the all-around on a technicality later in the week.

We can add Maroney's and Dalton's days to this list. But overall, the Americans have had a solid showing, and there could be more medals left to win, as Gabby Douglas tries to add to her medal total on the uneven bars on Monday.

Sam Mikulak will try to land an individual medal in the men's vault, as well.

Here's how the overall day in gymnastics transpired:

(Scores and Standings from NBCOlympics.com) 

 

Men's Floor Exercise

Kohei Uchimura could not add another gold medal to his London collection, but the man that is arguably the greatest gymnast ever did his country proud with a silver medal.

 

RANK ATHLETE SCORE    
1 CHNZou Kai 15.933G    
2 JPNKohei Uchimura 15.800S    
3 RUSDenis Ablyazin 15.800B    
4 CHITomas Gonzalez 15.366    
5 USAJake Dalton 15.333    
6 ISRAlexander Shatilov 15.333    
7 ROUFlavius Koczi 15.100    
8 GERMarcel Nguyen 14.966

 

Men's Pommel Horse

Great Britain was well represented here. Louis Smith and Max Whitlock medaled, but Hungary's Kristzian Berki edged out Smith for the gold.

Great Britain continues its huge leap forward in the sport.

 

RANK ATHLETE SCORE    
1 HUNKrisztian Berki 16.066G    
2 GBRLouis Smith 16.066S    
3 GBRMax Whitlock 15.600B    
4 ITAAlberto Busnari 15.400    
5 FRACyril Tommasone 15.141    
6 UKRVitalii Nakonechnyi 14.766    
7 RUSDavid Belyavskiy 14.733    
8 HUNVid Hidvegi 14.300    

 

Women's Vault

McKayla Maroney seemed to handle her disappointment well. After failing to win the gold medal, she tweeted this about her respectable finish:

Disappointed on how today turned out, but everything happens for a reason!! #noregrets.. Plus, the silver medal is actually pretty sick!!

— McKayla Maroney (@McKaylaMaroney) August 5, 2012

RANK ATHLETE SCORE    
1 ROUSandra Izbasa 15.191G    
2 USAMcKayla Maroney 15.083S    
3 RUSMaria Paseka 15.050B    
4 GERJanine Berger 15.016    
5 GEROksana Chusovitina 14.783    
6 DOMYamilet Pena Abreu 14.516    
7 CANBrittany Rogers 14.483    
8 CANElsabeth Black 0.000

 

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