gymnastics http://michiganradio.org en DeWitt gymnast won't compete for all around Olympic title http://michiganradio.org/post/dewitt-gymnast-wont-compete-all-around-olympic-title <p>Jordyn Wieber is the defending world all around women&#39;s gymnastic champion.&nbsp; But, the DeWitt teenager will not have the chance to compete for the Olympic title in London.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Wieber finished fourth in today&#39;s competition in London.&nbsp; The top 24 go on to compete for the all around title.&nbsp; However, Olympic rules prohibit more than 2 athletes from one nation to compete for the all around title.&nbsp; Wieber finished behind two of her teammates in the initial scoring.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Sun, 29 Jul 2012 23:32:48 +0000 Steve Carmody 8478 at http://michiganradio.org DeWitt gymnast won't compete for all around Olympic title DeWitt teen wins second straight national gymnastics title http://michiganradio.org/post/dewitt-teen-wins-second-straight-national-gymnastics-title <p>ST. LOUIS (AP) - Jordyn Wieber&#39;s winning streak is still going after she claimed her second straight title at the U.S. gymnastics championships Sunday. Sun, 10 Jun 2012 23:23:48 +0000 The Associated Press 7828 at http://michiganradio.org DeWitt teen wins second straight national gymnastics title Michigan gymnast wins major prep event for the London Olympics http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-gymnast-wins-major-prep-event-london-olympics <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px">Reigning world champion <a href="http://www.jordynwieber.com/">Jordyn Wieber</a> captured her third straight American Cup at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, finishing with a score of 61.032 to beat teammate Aly Raisman by two-tenths of a point in the first major prep for the London Games.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px">Yet it was Gabrielle Douglas who stole the spotlight.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px">Competing as an alternate, making her ineligible for the all-around title, Douglas outperformed her more celebrated teammates, putting up a combined score of 61.299 points, nearly two-tenths ahead of Wieber.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">American Danell Leyva roared back from a slow start to win the men&#39;s event, surging from fourth to first in the final rotation with a thrilling high bar performance. Leyva finished with a score of 90.664, just ahead of Ukraine&#39;s Mykola Kuksenkov.</span> Sat, 03 Mar 2012 21:05:36 +0000 The Associated Press 6487 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan gymnast wins major prep event for the London Olympics