Silver medalist Tatiana Nabiyeva of Russia
also improvised, kipping back up on the high
bar after she appeared to skim her feet on the
bar as she tossed her signature skill, a toe on-layout Tkatchev. (In qualifications she went
directly from the layout Tkatchev to a Pak
salto.) Returning from an Achilles’ tendon
injury, Kim Bui of Germany took the bronze
with a routine that featured a toe on-full pirou-ette-Gienger, Jaeger-Pak salto and solid full-twisting double dismount.
In the most dominant performance of either
women’s or men’s finals, Dementyeva handily
won beam by a margin of 0.85, with a D-score alone that was 0.80 higher than the rest
of the field. Her routine covered a wide range
RIGHT: Great Britain’s Beth Tweddlestruggled
in the bars final but still managed to win the
gold by .025 over Russia’s Tatiana Nabiyeva.
BELOW & BELOW RIGHT: Perky Diana Chelaru
(left) edged fellow Romanian Sandra Izbasa in
D-score, 5. 9-5. 8, but settled for silver, .025
behind her teammate.