By Kelly Whiteside and Thomas O'Toole, USA TODAY
LONDON - Aly Raisman stole the show from Gabby Douglas and Jordyn Wieber on Tuesday.
All it took was a protest and tie-breaker in the beam and a practically perfect floor routine on the final day of gymnastics competition at the London Olympics.
The 18-year-old U.S. captain won two medals - the gold in the floor with a score of 15.6 and the bronze in the beam.
It was a stirring performance just five days after losing a medal in the all-around because of a scorecard tie-breaker. And it left her in stark contrast to her two well-known teammates.
Douglas, the all-around gold medalist, flopped for the second day in a row, finishing seventh in the beam after finishing eighth on the uneven bars on Monday. She becomes the first all-around champ to not earn at least one individual medal since women's gymnastics was added in 1952. Wieber, the world champ in the all-around who didn't even qualify for that event here, finished out of the medals on floor with a 14.5.
In the beam, Raisman needed to win a protest just to get to the tiebreaker. She originally finished fourth on the balance beam, but the USA protested her level of difficulty marks. After a few anxious moments, the judges agreed with the U.S. position and placed Raisman in a tie for third with Romania's Catalina Ponor at 15.066. Then the tiebreaker kicked in, and Raisman was awarded bronze because of her execution score, 8.766 to Ponor's 8.
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