On Tuesday afternoon, DeWitt native Jordyn Wieber finally had her chance to compete in the final round of an Olympic event when she helped Team USA earn the gold medal in the Women's Team Gymnastic Final.
On Sunday, Wieber failed to qualify for the women's individual all-around gymnastic final due to a rule that countries can only send two competitors to the final round of the event. When Aly Raisman posted a 15.325 score, it bumped Wieber to third, which set the standings with the top three competitors hailing from the United States, leaving Wieber as the odd woman out.
However, Tuesday's team final gave the Michigan native an opportunity to compete with her teammates, which was the event that she wanted to win the most.
Before the Olympics Jordyn Wieber said her ideal moment at the Olympics would be winning the TEAM gold.They are very close.— Jeremy Sampson (@jeremysampson10) July 31, 2012
Wieber competed in three of the four events, sitting out only the balance beam.
In the vault, she finished with an impressive 15.933; in the uneven bars she recorded a 14.666; and in her final event she scored a solid 15.0 in the floor, which basically cemented the gold for the United States.
Team USA finished with a final score of 183.596, while Russia earned silver with a 178.530 and Romania won the bronze with a 176.414.
Keep up with the medal count at Sports Illustrated.