clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Olympics 2012: DeWitt's Jordyn Wieber The Favorite In Women's Gymnastics

Gymnast Jordyn Wieber of DeWitt, Michigan, is the favorite to win the overall title at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. She has earned comparisons to legend Nadia Comaneci, is the winner of last year's World Championships and went three years undefeated in all-around competitions starting in 2008.

Heading into these Olympics, praise for Wieber is everywhere, via The Guardian:

As a gymnast she is all concentration and muscle, noted for her unswerving dedication, even among other champions. "She really does not have a weak event," Shannon Miller, a USA Olympic gold medallist of 1996 suggests. "She has worked very hard on uneven bars to make sure that that's not a weakness and she's just a powerhouse on the other three. So it's hard to find a chink in the armour."

Some of her competition for the all-around title includes American teammate Gabby Douglas and Russians Viktoria Komova and Aliya Mustafina. Women's gymnastics will begin on Sunday, July 29.

For more on the 2012 London Olympics, check out SB Nation's dedicated hub to the Summer Games.