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.”