missed her second apparatus medal after landing her double pike
dismount low, but her dance to “West Side Story” was among
the best in the final.
Defending champion Lauren Mitchell (Australia) had the highest D-score on floor ( 6. 3), but a botched leap series, which she
repeated after her dismount, cost her dearly.
First-up Wieber finished fifth, losing too much after an over-rotated triple twist and cautious 21⁄2 twist to front layout, and
2009 world champion Tweddle (Great Britain) struggled on her
landings (big step on her Arabian double mount and poor stag
jump after her piked Arabian double) and finished seventh.
Diana Chelaru (Romania), who tied for silver in 2010, was a
late replacement for Vanessa Ferrari (Italy), who sprained an
ankle warming up for the final. Perhaps not fully prepared,
Chelaru posted the lowest D-score ( 5. 8) and E-score ( 8.400) for