Podcasts & RSS Feeds
Most Active Stories
- Revisiting the origin of the "Michigan Left"
- Here are 10 West Michigan trails to explore this fall
- Does the UAW's victory in Indiana signal the end of the two-tier wage system?
- Governor Snyder is fighting a losing game in Aramark scandal
- Here's how Michigan taxpayers came to own the designs for the original World Trade Center
Sun July 29, 2012
DeWitt gymnast won't compete for all around Olympic title
Jordyn Wieber is the defending world all around women's gymnastic champion. But, the DeWitt teenager will not have the chance to compete for the Olympic title in London.
Wieber finished fourth in today's competition in London. The top 24 go on to compete for the all around title. However, Olympic rules prohibit more than 2 athletes from one nation to compete for the all around title. Wieber finished behind two of her teammates in the initial scoring.
Wieber will still have a chance to win an individual gold medal in the floor exercises and as a part of Team USA.
Wieber released a statement after failing to qualify for the all around finals:
“It is a bit of a disappointment. It has always been a dream of mine to compete in the all-around final of the Olympics, but I’m proud of Aly (Raisman) and Gabby (Douglas), and happy that they reached the all-around and that I was able to help the team get to the finals. I think from the beginning, we were all looking very strong. It was always going to be close between the three of us doing all-around and in the end, it is what it is.”