These games have provided more drama and thrills for Team USA and the Americans rooting them on than any summer Olympics in recent history. The “Fab Five” U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team is a major part of the excitement.
So far, the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team has won gold in the team competition and U.S. Olympic Gymnast Gabby Douglas earned gold in the Women’s All Around event.
However, the 2012 Olympic gymnastics competition is not over yet.
During a three day period beginning Sunday, August 5th, the event finals will give individual gymnasts the opportunity to shine in a variety of specific events.
The event finals “represent the best of the best” in each of 10 different events in men’s and women’s gymnastics,” according to a report by Andy Thornton on the NBC-TV Olympics website.
In In fact, the final individual events usually feature some of the “highlights of the entire Olympic Games.” There just may be a few more medals for Team USA.
The 2012 London Olympics Gymnastics Final Events start Sunday August 5th
The event finals consist of individual competitions in each of the men’s and women’s events, and will be held during a three day period, from Sunday, August 5th through Tuesday, August 7th.
Here is the list of final events for 2012 Olympic Gymnastics
- There are four women’s events: vault, uneven bars, balance beam, and floor exercise
- There are six men’s events: floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings, vault, parallel bars, and high bar
- The top eight from the qualifications on each event have qualified into each event final, with a maximum of two per country per event
- All scores in the event finals will start from scratch. No prior scores will carry over
- Each event final except for vault will consist of one routine performed by each gymnast
- The vault requires two vaults performed by each gymnast with the the two scores will be averaged to obtain a final score
- Gold, silver, and bronze will be awarded in each event. Tie breaking procedures are in place to distinguish between any ties amongst the top three competitors in each event.
Here are the ten remaining medal opportunities for the U.S. in the Event Finals as of the Sunday, August 5th. The qualifying rank is listed beside each athlete’s name in parentheses.
Sunday, August 5, 2012
The Women’s Vault
Women’s Vault: McKayla Maroney (1st)
Men’s Floor Exercise: Jake Dalton (4th)
These two events took place on Sunday. Mc Kayla Maroney won the Silver Medal and Jake Dalton did not win a medal but finished fifth.
Here is a video of Mc Kayla Maroney's Vault performance during the Women's Qualifying Event at the start of the 2012 Olympic Games
Monday, August 6, 2012
Women’s Uneven Bars: Gabby Douglas (6th)
Men’s Vault: Sam Mikulak (4th)
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Women’s Balance Beam: Gabby Douglas (2nd) and Aly Raisman (5th)
Women’s Floor Exericse: Aly Raisman (1st) and Jordyn Wieber (6th)
Men’s High Bar: Danell Leyva (3rd) and Jonathan Horton (5th)