Needham's Aly Raisman will see if she can add another gold medal to her collection today as she competes in the all-around gymnastics competition at the London 2012 Olympics.
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In case you missed it, Raisman qualified for the all-around competition on Sunday when she nipped defending world champion and Team USA teammate Jordyn Wieber during the gymnastics qualification round. On Tuesday, Raisman and the Fab Five collected gold in the women's team competition (only the second time ever).
Raisman and gymanst Gabrielle Douglas represent the USA, and face compeition from Russia's Victoria Komova and Aliya Mustafina and China's Deng Linlin.
[UPDATED 11:23 a.m.] Aly Raisman will be competing on the vault first, then uneven bars, followed by beam and ending with the floor exercise.
[UPDATED 11:38 a.m.] In her vault, Raisman does a bit of a hop on her landing. Her score was 15.900. Gabby Douglas scored a 15.966.
[UPDATED 11:54 a.m.] Rankings after the first rotation:
- Douglas, USA - 15.966
- Raisman, USA - 15.900
- Komova, Russia - 15.466
- Mustafina, Russia - 15.233
- Seitz, Germany - 15.166
[UPDATED 12 p.m.] Aly Raisman will be first up on the uneven bars this rotation, and Gabrielle Douglas will be last.
[UPDATED 12:05 p.m.] Raisman looked good on the bars and scored a 14.333.
[UPDATED 12:22 p.m.] Standings after the second rotation:
- Douglas, USA - 31.699
- Komova, Russia - 31.432
- Mustafina, Russia - 31.333
- Raisman, USA - 30.333
- Huang, China - 29.266
[UPDATED 12:09 p.m.] Russia's Komova scored a 15.966 on the bars to give her a total of 31.432 and moved her ahead of Raisman's 30.233.
[UPDATED 12:18 p.m.] Russia's Mustafina scored a 16.100 on bars and her total (31.333) puts her between Komova and Raisman. Douglass is about to go on bars.
[UPDATED 12:20 p.m.] Douglas does her "Flying Squirrel" routine on the bar and scored a 15.733, moving her into top spot.
[UPDATED 12:30 p.m.] Judges gave Komova's beam routine a score of 15.441. She now has a total of 46.873.
[UPDATED 12:40 p.m.] Russia's Mustafina fell off the beam, a 1 point deduction, and got a score of 13.633 for a total of 44.966.
[UPDATED 12:44 p.m.] Gabby Douglas executed her beam routine without an error. Her score was 15.500, which puts her in first with 47.199.
[UPDATED 12:50 p.m.] Aly Raisman scored a 14.200 on the beam after she almost fell off and had a few other difficulties in her routine. Her total is 44.433.
[UPDATED 12:54 p.m.] Standings after third rotation:
- Douglas, USA - 47.199
- Komova, Russia - 46.873
- Mustafina, Russia - 44.966
- Deng, China - 44.466
- Raisman, USA - 44.433
[UPDATED 1:01 p.m.] Deng of China scored a 13.933 on the floor, which drops her to second so far, with the rest of the top five to come.
[UPDATED 1:05 p.m.] Russia's Mustafina finished her floor routine, scored a 14.600 to put her at 59.566.
[UPDATED 1:07 p.m.] Raisman will need a score of more than 15.133 to pass Mustafina and likely get third place and the bronze
[UPDATED 1:08 p.m.] Gabby Douglas scored a 15.033 on the floor to put her total at 62.232 - good enough for first right now.
[UPDATED 1:12 p.m.] Raisman looked great on the floor, and the judges gave her a 15.133, so she is now tied with Mustafina for second at 59.566. Komova is still to come.
[UPDATED 1:14 p.m.] There is a tie-breaking procedure, but the commentators have not explained it yet.
[UPDATED 1:19 p.m.] Looks like Raisman got knocked out of the bronze by the tie breaker, according to the commentators on the live video on NBCOlympics.com.
Komova hit a clean routine on the floor, and got a 15.100. She has a total of 61.973, which means Douglas gets the gold, Komova the silver and Mustafina the bronze.
Sad end of the all-around for Raisman, who almost got a medal.
[UPDATED 1:24 p.m.] Final standings, after fourth rotation
- Gabrielle Douglas, USA - 62.232 - Gold
- Victoria Komova, Russia - 61.973 - Silver
- Aliya Mustafina, Russia - 59.566 - Bronze
- Aly Raisman, USA - 59.566
- Sandra Raluca Izbasa, Romania - 58.833
[UPDATED 1:30 p.m.] Still waiting on any explanation on the tie-breaking system. It appears looking at the Federation Internationale de Gymnastique website, the person who wins the tie-breaker had the lowest amount of deductions in their routines. That is just my reading, however.
[UPDATED 1:35 p.m.] Gabby Douglas just picked up her gold medal, the second for the Olympics for her. The commenators said Mustafina beat Raisman because she had a better execution score, which is explained near the bottom of this page from USA Gymnastics. Pretty complicated for a casual gymnastics fan.
Thanks for following Patch's live blog of the women's all-around competition at the London 2012 Olympics.
[UPDATED 1:40 p.m.] Even if she did not get a medal, great job by Aly Raisman, and she still has the individual competitions on Tuesday, Aug. 7. She will compete in the beam and the floor exercise.