The USA’s Gabby Douglas took the spotlight in the women’s individual all-around gymnastics competition when she took the gold just after the American’s took the all-around gold as a team. She was looking to add to her medal count in the 2012 London Games today in the uneven bar finals but failed to capitalize on the opportunity.
The girl known as “Flying Squirrel” for her ability to get airborne was grounded and finished last place in the field of eight competitors.
I made a little mistake and I paid for it,” Douglas said after the event. “You get toward the end of the Olympics and you get kind of drained.”
One mistake led to Douglas getting a score of 14.900.
The gold medal went to Aliya Mustafina of Russia, who scored a 16.133. Chinese gymnast Kexin He (15.933) finished with the silver, while Elizabeth Tweddle (15.916) won the bronze in her home country.
The 16-year-old will have one final opportunity to win a gold in these games on Tuesday when the balance beam competition takes place.