Jordyn Wieber Will Redeem Herself with a Medal in Floor Exercise

Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent IAugust 6, 2012

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 31: Jordyn Wieber of the United States looks on as she is introduced 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 Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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American gymnast Jordyn Wieber will redeem herself with a medal in the women's floor exercise final on Tuesday (11:23 a.m. ET) at the 2012 London Olympics.

Wieber failed to qualify for the women's individual all-around last week, much to the surprise of the gymnastics world.

Wieber went on to win gold with the US Olympic women's team in the team all-around competition, but true redemption requires an individual podium finish. 

Wieber's last shot in 2012 will come in the floor exercise, where she will face some tough opposition in teammate Aly Raisman and Great Britain's Beth Tweddle.

The 17-year-old Olympic champion is more than capable of landing on the podium, though, considering that she won gold in the floor exercise at the 2012 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships. 

Although the competition there was much less stellar than what she will face in London, Wieber has the pedigree to accomplish her goal of earning a medal on the floor.

The motivation to succeed will also propel the Michigan native in the individual event. If her tears were any indication when she failed to qualify for the women's individual all-around, then she will have laser focus on Tuesday when she takes to the mat. 

My money is on Jordyn Wieber in the floor exercise. A gold medal may be too fitting after her early shortcomings in London, but a podium finish is far from out of the question.

Wieber is worthy of redemption, and a lock to achieve it. That's why she will earn an individual medal in the floor exercise in 2012, all along cementing herself as an individual Olympic champion. 


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