Jordan Wieber, a 16-year-old gymnast from Dewitt, Mich., thought a mistake on the uneven bars and a small mistake on her floor exercise had cost her the gold medal at the 2011 World Gymnastics Championships. But when the final scores were posted, Jordyn burst into tears.
was so surprised to see my name up on the top, but I was so happy at
the same time. It was an amazing feeling,” Wieber tells the AP.
Russian gymnast Viktoria Komova led by four-tenths of a point going into the final event, the floor exercise, and she was the only gymnast in the top five not to make a mistake on her final routine. But Wieber’s difficulty level pulled out the better score, despite a mistake. Watch Wieber’s routines in the below video.
Wieber finished with a total score of 59.382 points. Komova finished with 59.349. China’s Yao Jinnan won the bronze medal and the U.S.’ Aly Raisman was fourth.
Wieber joins the list of Kim Zmeskal,
Shannon Miller, Chellsie Memmel, Shawn Johnson and Bridget Sloan who have won the world all-around title for the United States. Expect to see her vying for all-around gold at the 2012 Olympics in London. No reigning world champ has won the Olympic all-around gold since 1996. And expect to see Komova right with Wieber at every event.