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Aly Raisman Will Dominate Floor En Route to Individual Gold Medal

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02:  Alexandra Raisman of the United States talks with her coach Mihai Brestyan during the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Individual All-Around final on Day 6 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on August 2, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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James ShimCorrespondent IAugust 7, 2012

It was only one week ago when U.S. gymnastics captain Aly Raisman finished a disappointing fourth-place in the women's all-around competition. 

With only two women selected for each country, Raisman, along with fellow American gymnast Gabby Douglas, was selected over the heavily-favored Jordyn Wieber in the all-around competition. 

Willing to redeem herself after failing to meet expectations in the all-around, the U.S. captain Raisman looks to move past her disappointment and win gold in the women's floor exercise. 

Lucky for Raisman, the floor routine is her strongest area of competition, an event where she has dominated throughout the whole competition. 

At age 18, Raisman has been dominant in this event, as she was the 2012 U.S. floor exercise champion, as well as the bronze medal winner for the 2011 World Championships. This time around, Raisman is looking for gold, not bronze. 

During qualifying, Raisman finished with the highest score—a 15.325. Her difficulty was scored at 6.500, and her execution was scored at 8.825. 

With the top score on the floor, she was dominant,and gave the U.S. another great chance in the qualifying rounds. 

Inconsistent throughout these Olympics, Raisman will finish off her Olympic stint with her favorite event. She will look to put her fourth-place finish behind her and win a gold in her most dominant event thus far. 

However, she does face some stiff competition, beginning with her teammate, Wieber. Wieber, the reigning world all-around champion, looks to finish strong in the last day of the gymnastic events, and to redeem herself after failing to make the all-around final. 

However, as noted before, this event is Raisman's strongest event. On the gold-medal winning team last Tuesday in the team finals, Raisman nailed her floor routine to clinch the team gold medal with a score of 15.3. That score proved to be the best on that event out of all 24 gymnasts.

After failing to win a medal in the all-around competition, look for a determined and focused Aly Raisman ready to win a gold medal in her strongest event. 

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