Gymnastics at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's balance beam

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Women's balance beam
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
Venue North Greenwich Arena
Date 7 August
Competitors 8 from 4 nations
Winning points 15.600
Medalists
Gold medal    China
Silver medal    China
Bronze medal    United States
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Gymnastics at the
2012 Summer Olympics
Artistic
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Qualification   men   women

Team all-around   men   women
Individual all-around men women
Vault men women
Floor men women
Pommel horse men
Rings men
Parallel bars men
Horizontal bar men
Uneven bars women
Balance beam women
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Group all-around women
Individual all-around women
Trampoline
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Individual men women

The Women's balance beam competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom. The event was held at the North Greenwich Arena on 7 August.[1] Deng Linlin and Sui Lu from China won the gold and silver, Aly Raisman took the bronze via the inquiry and tie-breaker.

Format competition[edit]

The top eight qualifiers in the qualification phase (limit two per NOC) advanced to the apparatus final. Qualification scores were then ignored, with only final round scores counting.[2]

Schedule[edit]

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Tuesday, 7 August 2012 14:00 Finals

Qualification[edit]

Oldest and youngest competitors

Gymnast Nation Date of birth Age
Oldest Cătălina Ponor Romania 1987.08.20 24 years
Youngest Gabby Douglas United States 1995.12.31 16 years

Qualification results

Rank Gymnast Nation D Score E Score Pen. Total Qual.
1 Sui Lu China 6.400 9.000 15.400 Q
2 Viktoria Komova Russia 6.400 8.866 15.266 Q
3 Gabby Douglas United States 6.500 8.766 15.266 Q
4 Deng Linlin China 6.500 8.666 15.166 Q
5 Aly Raisman United States 6.400 8.700 15.100 Q
6 Kyla Ross United States 6.100 8.975 15.075 -
7 Ksenia Afanasyeva Russia 5.900 9.166 15.066 Q
8 Cătălina Ponor Romania 6.400 8.633 15.033 Q
9 Anastasia Grishina Russia 6.000 8.900 14.900 -
10 Diana Bulimar Romania 6.100 8.766 14.866 Q
11 Larisa Iordache Romania 6.400 8.400 14.800 -
12 Aliya Mustafina Russia 6.000 8.700 14.700 -
12 Jordyn Wieber United States 6.000 8.700 14.700 -
14 Sandra Izbașa Romania 5.800 8.800 14.600 -
15 Asuka Teramoto Japan 5.700 8.766 14.466 R
16 Vanessa Ferrari Italy 6.100 8.333 14.433 R
17 Carlotta Ferlito Italy 6.000 8.425 14.425 R

* Kyla Ross (USA) ranked 6th and Anastasia Grishina ranked 9th but did not qualify to finals because of the 2-per-country rule.

* Larisa Iordache (ROU), Aliya Mustafina (RUS), Jordyn Wieber (USA) and Sandra Izbașa (ROU) ranked 11th, joint 12th and 14th respectively but did not qualify as Reserves for this final due to teammates ranked above them. On August 6, Diana Bulimar decided to give up her spot to Larisa Iordache, because she thought that her teammate had a better chance of medaling than her.[3]

Final[edit]

Rank Gymnast Nation D Score E Score Pen. Total
1 Deng Linlin China 6.600 9.000 15.600
2 Sui Lu China 6.500 9.000 15.500
3 Aly Raisman United States 6.300 8.766 15.066
4 Cătălina Ponor Romania 6.600 8.466 15.066
5 Ksenia Afanasyeva Russia 5.800 8.783 14.583
6 Larisa Iordache Romania 6.400 7.800 14.200
7 Gabby Douglas United States 6.000 7.633 13.633
8 Viktoria Komova Russia 6.200 6.966 13.166
  1. ^ Raisman was initially given a D score of 6.200 for a total score of 14.966. However, on appeal, her D score was raised to 6.300 for a total score of 15.066 and a third-place tie with Ponor. The tie was broken based on Raisman's higher E score.[4][5]

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