Jordyn Wieber's road to Olympic redemption
The United States outclassed defending Olympic champions China to set the pace in the women's gymnastics qualifying round but suffered a shock as their top name, world all-round gold medallist Jordyn Wieber, failed to make the individual final. Wieber, one of the biggest medal favourites coming into the Games, finished behind team mates Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas in the all-round standings, meaning she had no hope of getting one of the two U.S. places in the fight for the individual title. But, Wieber redeemed herself as she put in a sparkling display as the United States stormed to the Olympic women's gymnastics team gold. This was the U.S.'s first Olympic team title since 1996. Wieber, who glowed with satisfaction through a dynamic floor routine, said she had been determined to get over the qualifying setback.