Jordyn Wieber Misses Out On Chance For All-Around Gold

By: Jeremy Sampson Email
By: Jeremy Sampson Email

Jordyn Wieber couldn't hold back the tears after finishing third for the U.S. in the Women's gymnastics qualifications on Sunday. The top 2 scores qualify for the all-around finals and a shot at the individual gold medal.

The reigning world champion's score was 60.032 but that was third best behind Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas.

Wieber was solid on all events with just a couple of slight mistakes on the beam and floor.

Jordyn will compete in the team finals on Tuesday, hoping to help the United States win a gold medal.

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  • by BW Location: Holt on Jul 30, 2012 at 12:12 PM
    Look beyond the wall folks...Jordyn's Parents lost out for the mega bucks that they dished out (Retirement Investment Wishes)to get this kid a chance at FAME so Mon-n-Dad can retire with her "Fame" and TV commercials....So much for the Wheaties Box this go-around. She did good though.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 30, 2012 at 11:31 AM
    Thanks James, we need to cheer for our US Team, no matter who is left or what. I hate comments cause the idiots can put on their hoods minus any airflow and say such ignorant things. GO TEAM USA no matter who it is!!
  • by brant Location: mason on Jul 30, 2012 at 09:27 AM
    A perfect example of why "sports" that involve winning or losing via a judge's decision based on how well they "liked" the performance is a BAD idea. Need a new scoring system, or get rid of gymnastics, figure skating, etc.
  • by Cathy Location: Jackson on Jul 30, 2012 at 09:26 AM
    Jordyn, you did wonderful. I do feel that the judges graded you different than the others. Gabby had both feet out of bounds, while you just had part of one foot out of bounds, yet she did not get the lower score even the commentators felt she would get. Keep your head held high, you are still a champion!!
  • by Anonymous on Jul 30, 2012 at 08:22 AM
    We don't always get what we want, but I feel so sorry for her about this. But thats life.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 30, 2012 at 06:48 AM
    Still 4 place is impressive.
  • by Olympics Fan Location: Jackson County on Jul 30, 2012 at 06:03 AM
    I, too, was sorry to see Jordyn miss the opportunity, however, let's put emotions aside and remember something: Jordyn is the World Champion. Her performance was not the best and it may be possible that the judges held her to a higher standard. Hopefully, there's a silver lining here: that this disappointment will spur her on to her best performance yet. Go, Girl!!!
  • by Gilbert Location: Jackson on Jul 29, 2012 at 10:14 PM
    Who exactly is this olympic girl anyways? I've been hearing about her on the news channel often.
  • by Ak Location: Fowlerville on Jul 29, 2012 at 10:10 PM
    I thought Jordan did great! I don't get how gabby made it in when both of her feet went out of bounds in the floor routine. Plus didn't she mess up her landing on the vault? Yes Jordan had a few boo boos but not nearly as many. Don't let anyone get ya done Jordan you did awesome! MI is proud of you.
  • by Lin Location: Dewitt on Jul 29, 2012 at 09:29 PM
    To all viewers- Jordyn did an awesome performance as did deserve to be in..Judges are mislead as the other did poorly!! We are pround of Jordyn!! GO JORDYN. !! she's our champion!!!!
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