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.