US Gymnastics women’s team announced

Wow, talk about a tight race. Gabby Douglas beat out Jordyn Wieber by .1 point — 123.450 to 123.350 — for the all-around title.

Douglas and Wieber will be joined by Alexandra Raisman, Kyla Ross and McKayla Maroney on the Olympic team. They are coming to the stage in a deafening roar from the crowd. Anna Li is an alternate along with two others.

Douglas literally vaulted her way to the top, making up the majority of her .3 deficit heading into the second day of the trials in her first event. Douglas scored a remarkable 16 in the vault — the best score of the day in any event — but still trailed Wieber after the first rotation. Douglas then added a nearly as good score of 15.9 on the uneven bars to take the lead, the highest of the day in that event. She finished with a 14.85 on the beam and a 15.3 on the floor routine to cap her winning performance.
Wieber, meanwhile, had the competition in the bag until she wavered on the balance beam. She scored 14.9 on that event.

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  1. info corrector

    WRONG! McKayla Maroney not Elizabeth Price. Price is an alternate. Go here if you want accurate info.

    • Thanks for the correction. Julie tweeted the correct info but forgot to change it here. When it was announced, you couldn’t hear the names and then there was some snafu where the girls didn’t come out when announced and no info was passed to the press until later. Again, thanks for keeping us on our toes. The trials aren’t only for the athletes, it’s training for us as well.

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