I'm sad for Jordyn Wieber, Olympics 2012.
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Olympics!
People magazine writes about the elimination of reigning world champion Wieber:
Jordyn Wieber was all but a lock to compete in – and potentially win – the all-around final in women's gymnastics at the Olympic Games.
But Sunday, the first day of women's gymnastics competition at the Games, proved to be more dramatic than Wieber, 17, may have expected.
After her routines on vault, beam, bars and floor earned what some believe to be questionably low scores, Wieber was edged out of the individual all-around final, leaving her sobbing on the competition floor. Her teammates Aly Raisman and Gabrielle Douglas qualified for the final.
The current national and world champion, Wieber herself blogged for PEOPLE just days before the Olympics began, saying, "I can't wait for competition to start."
I thought they all performed great.
Even though Americans were three of the top four qualifiers, only the top two gymnasts from each team advance to the individual all-around final.
Viktoria Komova of Russia qualified first in the all-around, with 60.632 points, and Raisman was second, 0.241 points back. Douglas was third, 0.367 back. Wieber was fourth, 0.6 back.
Bela Karolyi, Martha Karolyi’s husband and the coach of the last United States team to win an Olympic gold medal, said Wieber was cheated out of a spot in the all-around, calling it “a lineup mistake” by the personal coaches.
Jordyn's consolation is that she qualified for the floor exercise final.
Still, it's sad to see her eliminated when she placed 4th in the world in the qualifiers.
I'm adding some videos that showcase just how talented Jordyn Wieber is.
A gif guide to why Jordyn Wieber didn't make it: http://www.theatlanticwire.com/global/2012/07/why-jordyn-wieber-didnt-make-it-gif-guide/55201/
Yes! Jordyn Wieber led the US Gymanstics Team to a gold medal!! http://deadspin.com/5930677/happy-healthy-and-hitting-their-spots-how-the-american-womens-gymnastic-team-won-the-gold