Here’s the latest update from the Wall Street Journal’s streaming coverage:
American Gabby Douglas, a 16-year-old from Virginia, won the women’s gymnastics all-around gold medal Thursday, topping silver medalist Viktoria Komova of Russia. Aly Raisman of the U.S. had the same score as bronze medalist Aliya Mustafina of Russia, but Raisman lost the execution score tiebreaker, so she didn’t medal.
Douglas finished with a score of 62.232, clinching her win with a high-energy floor routine, the last event of the night. She scored a 15.033 on the floor after posting a strong 15.5 on the previous routine, the balance beam.
According to the world’s gymnastics federation, if two gymnasts tie in an event final, the execution score serves as the first tie-breaker. Mustafina had a higher execution score Thursday than Raisman.
Had Raisman and Mustafina had the same execution score, the difficulty score would have served as the second tie-breaker. If both gymnasts were still tied after that, they would have shared the bronze.
Congratulations Gabby!!! We are so proud of her!
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