Gymnastics at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's balance beam

The Women's balance beam competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom. The event was held at the North Greenwich Arena on 7 August.[1] Deng Linlin from China took gold, Sui Lu also from China took silver and Alexandra Raisman from the United States took the bronze via the inquiry and tie-breaker.

Women's balance beam
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
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Canary wharf and dome London
VenueNorth Greenwich Arena
Date7 August
Competitors8 from 4 nations
Winning points15.600
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Deng Linlin  China
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Sui Lu  China
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Alexandra Raisman  United States
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Format of competitionEdit

The top eight qualifiers in the qualification phase (limit two per NOC) advanced to the apparatus final. Qualification scores were then ignored, with only final round scores counting.[2]

ScheduleEdit

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Tuesday, 7 August 2012 14:00 Finals

FinalEdit

Oldest and youngest competitors

Gymnast Nation Date of birth Age
Oldest Cătălina Ponor   Romania 1987.08.20 24 years
Youngest Larisa Iordache   Romania 1996.6.19 16 years
Rank Gymnast Nation D Score E Score Pen. Total
  Deng Linlin   China 6.600 9.000 15.600
  Sui Lu   China 6.500 9.000 15.500
  Alexandra Raisman   United States 6.300 8.766 15.066
4 Cătălina Ponor   Romania 6.600 8.466 15.066
5 Ksenia Afanasyeva   Russia 5.800 8.783 14.583
6 Larisa Iordache   Romania 6.400 7.800 14.200
7 Gabrielle Douglas   United States 6.000 7.633 13.633
8 Viktoria Komova   Russia 6.200 6.966 13.166

QualificationEdit

Rank Gymnast Nation D Score E Score Pen. Total Qual.
1 Sui Lu   China 6.400 9.000 15.400 Q
2 Viktoria Komova   Russia 6.400 8.866 15.266 Q
3 Gabrielle Douglas   United States 6.500 8.766 15.266 Q
4 Deng Linlin   China 6.500 8.666 15.166 Q
5 Alexandra Raisman   United States 6.400 8.700 15.100 Q
6 Kyla Ross   United States 6.100 8.975 15.075 -
7 Ksenia Afanasyeva   Russia 5.900 9.166 15.066 Q
8 Cătălina Ponor   Romania 6.400 8.633 15.033 Q
9 Anastasia Grishina   Russia 6.000 8.900 14.900 -
10 Diana Bulimar   Romania 6.100 8.766 14.866 Q
11 Larisa Iordache   Romania 6.400 8.400 14.800 -
12 Aliya Mustafina   Russia 6.000 8.700 14.700 -
12 Jordyn Wieber   United States 6.000 8.700 14.700 -
14 Sandra Izbașa   Romania 5.800 8.800 14.600 -
15 Asuka Teramoto   Japan 5.700 8.766 14.466 R
16 Vanessa Ferrari   Italy 6.100 8.333 14.433 R
17 Carlotta Ferlito   Italy 6.000 8.425 14.425 R

* Kyla Ross (USA) ranked 6th and Anastasia Grishina ranked 9th but did not qualify to finals because of the 2-per-country rule.

* Larisa Iordache (ROU), Aliya Mustafina (RUS), Jordyn Wieber (USA) and Sandra Izbașa (ROU) ranked 11th, joint 12th and 14th respectively but did not qualify as Reserves for this final due to teammates ranked above them. On August 6, Diana Bulimar decided to give up her spot to Larisa Iordache, because she thought that her teammate had a better chance of medaling than her.[3]

  1. ^ Raisman was initially given a D score of 6.200 for a total score of 14.966. However, on appeal, her D score was raised to 6.300 for a total score of 15.066 and a third-place tie with Ponor. The tie was broken based on Raisman's higher E score.[4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gymnastics at the 2012 Summer Olympics Archived 2012-09-18 at archive.today
  2. ^ Format Competition – Artistic Gymnastic Archived 2012-07-23 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "The Beam Queen".
  4. ^ "Aly Raisman earns floor exercise gold". ESPN. August 7, 2012.
  5. ^ Armour, Nancy (August 7, 2012). "Aly Raisman wins gold in Olympic floor after bronze in beam". Newsday (via The Associated Press).