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
1st, gold medalist(s) Deng Linlin  China
2nd, silver medalist(s) Sui Lu  China
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Aly Raisman  United States
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Gymnastics at the
2012 Summer Olympics
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Qualification   men   women

Team all-around   men   women
Individual all-around men women
Vault men women
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Pommel horse men
Rings men
Parallel bars men
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Uneven bars women
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Group all-around women
Individual all-around women
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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 from China took gold, Sui Lu also from China took silver and Aly Raisman from the United States 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
1st, gold medalist(s) Deng Linlin  China 6.600 9.000 15.600
2nd, silver medalist(s) Sui Lu  China 6.500 9.000 15.500
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 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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