BOTH Wieber and compatriot Alexandra Raisman wasted no time jumping out to a large lead with their Amanar vaults, which
received identical scores of 16.1 ( 9. 6 E-scores).
Both gymnasts landed very well, but even with an
obvious leg separation in the preflight, Wieber’s
attempt was clearly cleaner than Raisman’s, which
had leg and foot issues in the postflight.
The next-best vaulter was Larisa Iordache
(Romania), whose high double-twisting Yurchenko
still left her more than 1.2 points behind the
Americans. Romania’s Diana Chelaru and Canada’s Victoria Moors also used double-twisting
Yurchenkos, while Lisa-Katharina Hill (Germany),
Georgia Simpson (Australia) and Rebecca Tunney
(Great Britain) did only a single twist.
On bars, Wieber came up short on a free hip-full
that briefly resembled an arched straddle planche.
She somehow managed to get back to a handstand,
and continued later with a toe-on full pirouette to
Tkatchev and a stuck double layout dismount
Wieber saved this handstand to keep her victory hopes alive.
Beam winner Larisa
Iordache placed third
all-around, behind silver medalist Alexandra
Raisman (left), who
won floor and tied
for first on vault.