Olympic Gymnastics 2012 Day 11 Results: Men & Women's Medal Winners and Scores

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Olympic Gymnastics 2012 Day 11 Results: Men & Women's Medal Winners and Scores

The American hopefuls were out in full force on Tuesday for the last day of gymnastics events at the 2012 Olympics.

And unlike the case in Monday's finals, a couple of them had success in their events on Tuesday—most notably, Aly Raisman, who reeled in two medals. 

It wasn't easy. The competition on Tuesday was stiff and included many of Monday's medalists, but the Americans weren't intimidated. Raisman had quite a day, earning a gold medal after an electrifying floor performance, and just an hour earlier, she earned the bronze on the balance beam, coming out on the right side of a judges' score change this time around.

Meanwhile, Wieber was underwhelming on the floor, failing in her last attempt at a medal. Gabby Douglas once again struggled in the individual finals, slipping in the midst of her balance beam routine to take herself out of medal contention. She finished second-to-last. 

On the men's side, Danell Leyva and Jonathan Horton each had one more shot at medals, but they were part of an unbelievably competitive horizontal-bar field in which four contenders earned scores of 16 or higher, and neither of them placed. 

Here are the full results from Tuesday's gymnastics finals. You can also see the full results here.

 

Men's Parallel Bars Final

Medalists

Medal Name Country Score
Gold Feng Zhe  China  15.966 
Silver Marcel Nguyen  Germany  15.8 
Bronze Hamilton Sabot  France  15.566 

 

Full Results

Place Name Country Score
1

Feng Zhe

China

15.966

2

Marcel Nguyen 

Germany

15.8  

3 Hamilton Sabot
France
15.566
4 Kazuhito Tanaka
Japan
15.5
5 Daniel Corral Barron Mexico 15.333
6 Emin Garibov
Russia 15.3
7 Vasileios Tsolakidis
Greece
15.3
8 Yusuke Tanaka Japan

15.1

9

Chenglong Zhang

China

13.808

 

Highlight: Feng Zhe

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China took the gold in the men's all-around team final last week, but right off the bat, China's Chenglong Zhang struggled mightily. He fell midway through his routine, and even after he restarted, he was unsteady on his dismount, paving the way for someone else to steal the show.

That person proved to be teammate Feng Zhe, one of the favorites to win the parallel bars from the beginning, as he was the 2010 World Champion on the apparatus. Aside from a bit too much arch, there was very little wrong with his extremely difficult routine, which included one of the best dismounts: He landed flat on his feet and celebrated with several fist pumps before the judges posted his score of 15.966.

Once again, dismounts proved to be the difference between medals and mediocrity, and Marcel Nguyen's helped to land him the silver. It was the most difficult of the day and was executed flawlessly.

France's Hamilton Sabot performed in his first-ever apparatus final and didn't disappoint, earning a 15.566. His lines and extension were nearly perfect, and he executed a double-tuck in the middle of his routine that doubtlessly bumped up his score. After an excellent landing, nothing was standing in between him and the bronze, France's first-ever medal on the parallel bars.

 

Women's Balance Beam Final

Medalists

Medal Name Country Score
Gold Deng Linlin China  15.6 
Silver Sui Lu China  15.5 
Bronze Aly Raisman USA  15.066 

 

Full Results

Place Name Country Score
1

Deng Linlin

China 

15.6

2

Sui Lu 

China

15.5

3

Aly Raisman

USA 

15.066

4 Catalina Ponor
Romania
15.066
5 Ksenia Afanasyeva  Russia  14.583
6 Larisa Iordache 
Romania 14.2 
7 Gabby Douglas
USA
13.633
8

Viktoria Komova 

Russia 

13.166

 

Highlight: Aly Raisman

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The U.S. saved its best for last on Tuesday. Aly Raisman redeemed the U.S. by executing a challenging routine that was only disrupted by a couple of slight bobbles, and her double-front dismount put her right into medal contention.

Or so we thought. Originally, the judges scored her below then-third-place finisher Catalina Ponor, but upon further review, they bumped up her score to 15.066—which tied her with Ponor. Raisman, however, earned the bronze medal because of her execution score of 8.766. 

China's Sui Lu entered the beam competition as the one to beat and set the bar incredibly high, earning a 15.5 to start the day. Aside from a small error on her landing from a back handspring, her routine was excellent—including her double-pike dismount.

Teammate Deng Linlin was just slightly more impressive on one of the most difficult displays of the day. Her performance was graceful and clean and nearly devoid of errors, and the judges took notice: Her start value was 6.6 and she received a nine for execution, leapfrogging Sui Lu for first.

Meanwhile, Tuesday was another rough go-around for Gabby Douglas, whose right foot slipped midway through her routine, resulting in a fall that knocked her out of medal contention.

 

Men's Horizontal Bar Final

Medalists

Medal Name Country Score
Gold Epke Zonderland   Netherlands 16.533 
Silver Fabian Hambuechen
Germany 16.4 
Bronze Zou Kai China  16.366 

 

Full Results

Place Name Country Score
1

Epke Zonderland 

Netherlands

16.533 

2

Fabian Hambuechen  

Germany 

16.4

3

Zou Kai 

China

16.366

4 Chenglong Zhang
China  16.266
5 Danell Leyva 
USA 
15.833
6 Jonathan Horton
USA 
15.466
7 Emin Garibov
Russia
15.333
8 Jihoon Kim  Korea  15.133

 

Highlight: Epke Zonderland

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The most impressive performance of the entire day—and one that drew a standing ovation from the crowd—was that of the Netherlands' Epke Zonderland on the horizontal bar. His routine carried a difficulty level of 7.9, and he received a 8.633 execution score to bolt into first place.

Throughout Zonderland's routine, the crowd gasped and cheered at his releases and his skills, including an all-important excellent dismount.

Despite the fact that no contender broke a 16 during qualification, four of eight gymnasts scored a 16 or higher during Tuesday's final, which was by far one of the most competitive of the Olympics. And even though he didn't medal, Danell Leyva still made the U.S. look pretty good.

During a summer when the U.S. men's team has been full of disappointment, Leyva tried his best to turn it around. His routine was smooth, fluid and technically perfect, and his double-twisting, double-layout dismount was very impressive.

But on a day when it seemed like each gymnast was better than the one who came before, the American would fall out of medal contention midway through the competition.

Veteran Jonathan Horton, who won the silver medal on the apparatus in Beijing, was solid, but he wasn't good enough to upstage the rest of the talent in this incredible field.

 

Women's Floor Exercise Final

Medalists

Medal Name Country Score
Gold Aly Raisman  USA  15.6 
Silver Catalina Ponor Romania  15.2 
Bronze Aliya Mustafina Russia  14.9 

 

Full Results

Place Name Country Score
1

Aly Raisman 

USA 

15.6

2

Catalina Ponor 

Romania 

15.2

3 Aliya Mustafina
Russia 
14.9
4 Vanessa Ferrari
Italy 
14.9
5 Lauren Mitchell  Australia  14.833
6 Ksenia Afanasyeva
Russia
14.566
7 Jordyn Wieber 
USA
14.5
8 Sandra Izbasa  Romania  13.333

 

Highlight: Aly Raisman

Just an hour after bringing home the bronze on the beam, Raisman was nearly flawless on the floor and submitted a performance that couldn't be beat. To start, she nailed a double Arabian, punch layout, and that set the tone for an incredible routine.

She was rewarded with a 15.6, good for a gold medal to add to her team gold and bronze on the beam.

Jordyn Wieber had one last chance to make her mark, and she put forth a lackluster effort on the floor, scoring a 14.5. Right off the bat, she performed an impressive double-twisting double tuck and managed to stay in bounds, but after that, she stepped out a couple of times and stumbled slightly in some of her leaps. That, coupled with some rough landings, resulted in more deductions than she would've liked.

Once again, Ponor came in just behind Raisman to pull in the silver, and uneven bars gold medalist Aliya Mustafina continued her surge back from ACL surgery to earn the bronze. 

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