London Olympics 2012: After Disappointment, Jordyn Wieber Goes For Floor Exercise Gold

DeWitt native Jordyn Wieber will compete in the final of the gymnastics floor exercise, which begins at 11:23 Eastern on Tuesday morning.

This is the final chance at an individual gold medal for Wieber. She finished fourth in all-around qualifying but couldn't compete in the final because of a rule that allows only two gymnasts from each nation to compete.

Despite the disappointment, the 17-year-old didn't waiver. From USA Today:

Two days [after not qualifying], her steely performance helped the Americans win their first Olympic team gold since the "Magnificent Seven" in 1996. Then, at the all-around final, she cheered as teammate Gabby Douglas won the gold.

"I would expect nothing else out of a kid whose character is etched in granite," said [John] Geddert, Wieber's personal coach her entire career. "She's as classy a kid I've ever had to deal with."

Wieber is one of two Americans who will compete in the individual floor exercise, along with Alexandra Raisman.

Stay with this StoryStream for more coverage of local athletes at this year's games, and be sure to check out SB Nation's Olympic hub for more coverage from London.

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