Gregory Bull, Associated Press
The beam isn't the only balancing act for gymnasts. And it may not even be the most difficult one.
Jordyn Wieber is proving that in these Olympics. Wieber will take home the gold medal for the team competition, the first one for the Americans since 1996. But she came up empty in her pursuit of individual medals, a huge disappointment.
"She probably feels unfulfilled," coach John Geddert says. "I know her well enough that that's probably at the top of her list. Disappointment and unfulfillment."
Wieber was expected to be one of the big stars of this competition, but she did not qualify for the all-around and failed to medal in the floor exercise. She's the first world champion to leave without an individual medal since Kim Zmeskal in 1992.
"It's a little bit of disappointment overall," Wieber says. "But at the same time, leaving with a gold medal is more than I could ask for and it's so cool to be a part of that team."
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