Gymnastics at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's vault

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Women's vault
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
Venue North Greenwich Arena
Date 5 August
Winning points 15.191
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Sandra Izbașa  Romania
2nd, silver medalist(s) McKayla Maroney  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Maria Paseka  Russia
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The women's vault competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom. The event was held at the North Greenwich Arena on 5 August.[1]

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. Each gymnast performed two vaults.[2] This round, called "event finals" happens to show off the talents off the athletes who are truly exceptional on each event which in this case would be, vault. Athletes work their whole careers to get to event finals at the Olympic games, because that is where you win each individual event medals. The finals are spread out over different days so the athlete doesn't get too tired.

When starting the competition for the day, a random draw is done to determine the starting order to ensure fairness. Two different vaults are performed and the scores are averaged between the two to get your final score which determines your ranking, and ultimately your place on the podium.[3]

Qualification[edit]

The results for qualifications were similar to the results for the event final on this apparatus. The top three athletes were McKayla Maroney (15.800), Sandra Izbasa (15.316), and Maria Paseka (15.049). [4]

Position Gymnast Country Vault 1 Vault 2 Total
A Score B Score Penalty Vault Score A Score B Score Penalty Vault Score
1 McKayla Maroney  United States 6.500 9.400 15.900 6.100 9.600 15.700 15.800
2 Sandra Izbașa  Romania 6.100 9.400 15.500 5.800 9.333 15.133 15.316
3 Maria Paseka  Russia 6.500 9.033 15.533 5.600 8.966 14.566 15.049
4 Oksana Chusovitina  Germany 6.300 8.833 0.10 15.033 5.500 9.083 14.583 14.808
5 Yamilet Peña  Dominican Republic 7.100 7.833 14.933 5.800 8.666 14.466 14.699
6 Janine Berger  Germany 6.300 7.833 14.133 6.000 8.833 14.833 14.483
7 Brittany Rogers  Canada 5.800 8.866 14.666 5.600 8.700 14.300 14.483
8 Elsabeth Black  Canada 6.300 8.500 14.800 5.200 8.733 13.933 14.366

Reserves[edit]

Finals[edit]

Name Country Date of birth Age
Youngest Janine Berger Germany Germany 21/04/96 16 years
Oldest Oksana Chusovitina Germany Germany 19/06/75 37 years
Position Gymnast Vault 1 Vault 2 Average
A Score B Score Penalty Vault Score A Score B Score Penalty Vault Score
Gold medal icon.svg  Sandra Izbașa (ROU) 6.100 9.283 15.383 5.800 9.200 15.000 15.191
Silver medal icon.svg  McKayla Maroney (USA) 6.500 9.666 0.3 15.866 6.100 8.200 14.300 15.083
Bronze medal icon.svg  Maria Paseka (RUS) 6.500 8.900 15.400 5.600 9.100 14.700 15.050
4  Janine Berger (GER) 6.300 8.833 15.133 6.000 8.900 14.900 15.016
5  Oksana Chusovitina (GER) 6.300 8.800 15.100 5.500 8.966 14.466 14.783
6  Yamilet Peña (DOM) 7.100 7.566 0.1 14.566 5.800 8.666 14.466 14.516
7  Brittany Rogers (CAN) 5.800 8.966 14.766 5.600 8.600 14.200 14.483
8  Elsabeth Black (CAN) 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000*
  • *Black fell down face first during her first vault and it was deemed by the judges that her feet did not land first (though replays suggested this may not have been the case). She went to attempt a second vault, but ran past the table due to realising that she was more injured than she thought. She had the option to attempt her second vault again, but declined due to injury.
  • American gymnast Maroney was the overwhelming favorite to win due to her super consistent nature and high level of difficulty on both vaults, but due to a fall on the second vault she performed she ended up with the silver medal.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gymnastics at the 2012 Summer Olympics
  2. ^ Format Competition – Artistic Gymnastic
  3. ^ "Gymnastics 101: Competition format". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 2017-04-25. 
  4. ^ "Vault Qualification Women Gymnastics London Olympics 2012". www.gymnasticsresults.com. Retrieved 2017-04-25. 
  5. ^ Macur, Juliet (2012-08-05). "McKayla Maroney Settles for Olympic Silver in Vault". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-04-25.