Gabrielle 'Gabby' Douglas secured the only guaranteed spot at the Trials when she earned the highest all-around score of all 15 competitors, just inching past reigning world champion Jordyn Wieber by one tenth of a point. [1] Because the world champion, Italy, decided not to attend, Azerbaijan, which placed 13th at the 2011 World Championships, was invited as a replacement. [35] In September, they appeared at the MTV Video Music Awards. [21][22] When the U.S. won the team competition, NBC announcer Al Trautwig proclaimed, "The Fab Five is going gold! Teams that finished 7th to 12th and the champion of the 2011 World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships—along with the host nation of the test event, Great Britain—were invited participants, although the champion had already qualified for the Olympics. [30] Her facial expression while standing on the podium became an internet meme. The Romanians won five straight world titles from 1994 to 2001, as well as the team gold medal at the Sydney and Athens Olympics. The balance of the team and the three replacement athletes were chosen by the Women's Selection Committee. Ross competed on uneven bars, balance beam, and floor exercise. [14], The US media originally dubbed the team the "Fab Five" before Olympic competition started. "I guess (Fab Five) was taken by some basketball team or something," Maroney said, referring to the five members of the Michigan college basketball team recruited in 1991. Yevgeniya Kanayeva of Russia performing en route to winning a gold … Because Garcia withdrew so soon before the competition, first alternate Yamilet Peña of the Dominican Republic did not have adequate time to warm up. Results of Qualifying and Final Competitions. - Gymnastics Artistic - 29 July 2012 - London 2012 Olympic Games Ergo, the vault final contained only seven gymnasts. The event featured the artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline disciplines. "[20], Despite the name change, some news sources still used the term Fab Five during the Olympics. The host, Great Britain, could send one as well. London (GBR) 2012 Jan 10-18", "LIST OF TRAMPOLINE GYMNASTICS 2012 OLYMPIC QUALIFIERS", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=2012_Gymnastics_Olympic_Test_Event&oldid=1000734349, Articles with dead external links from January 2015, Articles needing additional references from January 2012, All articles needing additional references, Articles lacking reliable references from January 2012, Articles with multiple maintenance issues, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 16 January 2021, at 12:57. The 2012 Gymnastics Olympic Test Event took place between January 10 and January 18, 2012. Note 1: Wieber would have qualified for the all-around and Ross for the balance beam final, but they did not because only two athletes may represent each country in all-around and event finals. [2] The test event also qualified five individual gymnasts for the Olympics. Elizabeth Price -- Alternate/Replacement Athlete. The U.S. women's gymnastics team has won the team gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics, handily beating Russia, which took silver, and Romania, which took bronze. ... who won the women’s individual all-around gold and was a member of the gold medal-winning U.S. team. Raisman tied for the third-highest score with Russian Aliya Mustafina. [15][16], Maroney and Wieber were credited for changing the team's nickname from the "Fab Five" to the "Fierce Five" a few days before their gold medal win at the Olympics. In 2012 London became the first city to host the Olympic Games three times, following 1908 and 1948. Originally referred to as the Fab Five, the five members of the team were Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, Kyla Ross, and Jordyn Wieber. Note 2: Although Wieber, Raisman, and Douglas all had top eight finishes on vault, none opted to do a second vault to qualify them for event finals. [17] Jalen Rose, a former Michigan Fab Five member, complained about the gymnastics team being dubbed the Fab Five as well. Later in the Olympic Games, Douglas won a gold medal in the individual all-around event, becoming th… [11], Maroney, Douglas, and Wieber started off the team competition by performing the three highest-scoring vaults, giving the U.S. a lead that they would never relinquish. All five women later came forward as survivors of Larry Nassar's systematic sexual abuse against US female gymnasts. In anticipation, let's take a closer look at our U.S. gymnastics team. 1:09. [24], In the week after the Olympic Games, the Fierce Five appeared on The Today Show and Late Show with David Letterman. Games Summary: Games of the XXX Olympiad. Olympic Games 2012. But I really wish they would have come up with an even more creative tag for them and their gold medal pursuit. GymnasticsResults.com Home Menu Tokyo 2020 Qualification; Archive; About; Games of the 30th Olympiad London (GBR) July 27 - August 12, 2012 Women's Artistic Gymnastics - Finals Team Final Women. Thursday, April 26/2012. [7][8][9][10], The top 4 teams in the qualification event qualified for the 2012 Olympics. [1][2] Afterwards, Douglas, Maroney, Raisman, Ross, and Wieber were the five gymnasts chosen to represent the United States at the 2012 Summer Olympics. 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Maroney and Wieber opted for "fierce", as they said it described their floor routines, and the rest of the team concurred. The 2012 Olympic Games kick off this Friday! [29], Maroney was the only American to qualify for the vault final. Report. Javascript must be enabled for the correct page display The event was part of the London Prepares series of test events and took place at the 2012 Olympic venue, the O2 Arena. [4][5], The team members were all between the ages of 15 and 18. -- The world waited overnight to learn which three gymnasts would join automatic qualifiers Danell Leyva, 20, and John Orozco, 19, on the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team. After solid presentations, Team Italy won the gold medal (224,624). London 2012 Olympic Games, athletic festival that took place July 27–August 12, 2012. [3], The team was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated's Olympic Preview issue; it was the first time since 1996 that a gymnast had appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Check out these full results for 2012 Summer Olympics events. London 2012 Olympics: Team GB gymnasts on a roll. Canada, Brazil, Puerto Rico and Belarus didn't qualify an entire team for 2012 Olympic Games. The final of the Women's artistic team all-around competition at the 2012 Summer … [32], On the balance beam, Douglas finished in seventh. These competitors were from countries that had not succeeded in qualifying an individual at the 2011 Trampoline World Championships. Playing next. Team New Zealand wins America's Cup World Series. [3] Douglas, nicknamed "the Flying Squirrel" for her skill on the uneven bars, finished first at the trials and was thus the automatic qualifier for the team. SportCenter: Team USA blow out Serbia to win Olympic gold | 2016 Rio Olympics. - Women - GA05 Integration Qual. The Fierce Five was the artistic gymnastics team that won the second team gold medal for the United States, and the first gold medal on international soil, in the women's team competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. In 2012, one spot on the team was a given. 2:33. Team Great Britain won the competition (358,227), Team France was in 2nd place (350,669), Team Spain was in third place (347,292) and Team Italy qualified in 4th (346,334). This led to Mustafina taking the bronze medal. Twenty teams were invited to send one gymnast each according to their results at the 2011 World Championships. [43] At the 2013 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, Maroney won a gold medal on vault, and Ross won silver medals on all-around, uneven bars, and balance beam.[44]. Access official results for the Gymnastics Artistic event team competition men at the London 2012 Summer Games Olympics, plus view video highlights of top performances. London 2012: USA storm to Olympic gold in women's artistic gymnastics This article is more than 8 years old • USA top the table with score of 183.596 • Russia take silver as Romania win bronze Maroney competed on vault. [12] Raisman, the oldest on the team at 18 years old, was elected team captain by the other members. [1] As two of the three medalists were not joining, two more teams were invited to send one gymnast apiece to the event.[2]. The final of the men's artistic gymnastics team all-around competition at the 2012 … Four teams qualified for the Olympics. [33], In the floor final, Raisman won the gold medal with a score of 15.600, four-tenths ahead of the second-place Ponor. Elizabeth PricePrice one to watch for Rio … They also rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange. The event featured the artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline disciplines. Then, Raisman, Douglas, and Wieber clinched the gold medal by scoring first, third, and fourth highest on floor, respectively. [18] "It's no fault at all of the young gymnasts. The rhythmic gymnastics event, too, qualified four teams for the 2012 Olympic Games. Wieber, Douglas, and Raisman competed on all four events. As 7pm approached, Britain was heading towards an all-too-familiar Olympic experience of glorious failure and nearly-but-not-quite. sports talk. Later in the Olympic Games, Douglas won a gold medal in the individual all-around event, becoming the first African-American to ever do so; Maroney won silver on vault; Raisman, the team captain, won bronze on balance beam and gold on floor exercise. [38][39] In December, Gabby Douglas was named the Associated Press female athlete of the year. Raisman became the first American woman to win the gold medal on floor, and with her third medal overall, she was the most decorated member of the Fierce Five during the Olympics. [36] The Fierce Five members were among those who performed in the 40-city Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions, which started in September. Browse more videos. [26] They became the second U.S. team, after the "Magnificent Seven" in 1996, to win the team competition. "[23], The United States qualified in first place with an overall score of 181.863. Gabby Douglas Wins Gold Medal Gymnastics Individual All Around Women USA London Olympics 2012. The 2012 Gymnastics Olympic Test Event took place between January 10 and January 18, 2012. Team VT UB BB FX Total; 1: United States of America: USA: 48.132 1: 44.799 3: 45.299 1: 45.366 1: 183.956: 411: DOUGLAS Gabrielle: USA: … ... Britain’s Francesca Jones finished 24th in … Team USA Gymnastics 2012 Olympics, GOLD! 2012 Olympic Games - Men's Team Final. The girls where also described in a drama TV series Make It Or Break It. Daniel Purvis won Commonwealth gold for Scotland in the parallel bars in 2014. She was also the first American gymnast ever to win both the team and individual all-around gold at the same Olympics. Maroney won the vault competition, Douglas and Ross tied for first on the uneven bars, while Raisman won the balance beam and floor exercise. Douglas', Ross', and Wieber's scores combined for the third-highest score on uneven bars. "To use the nickname just points and screams of lazy journalism by the national media, that's really what it is," Rose said. The top choices were feisty and fierce. London 2012 Olympic bronze medallist Daniel Purvis has announced his retirement from gymnastics. It qualified the last four artistic gymnastics teams for the 2012 Olympic Games, along with 34 individual female gymnasts and 27 individual male gymnasts selected through the all-around competition. … The 2012 women's USA gymnastics team is made up of Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, Kyla Ross, Jordyn Weiber, and McKayla Maroney. [13] The team's replacement athletes were Sarah Finnegan, Anna Li, and Elizabeth Price, but they were not used at the games. Replacement Competitors. Kanayeva, Yevgeniya. Gymnastics Artistic play Please note that because a number of anti-doping rules violations procedures are still in progress – including procedures involving medalists further to the results of the retesting programmes carried out on the samples collected in Beijing 2008 and London 2012- the information contained in the list is not final Wieber finished seventh in the event.[33]. Raisman initially received a score of 14.966, which would have left her in fourth place. [17] Maroney also stated, "There have been Fab Fives in the past but I like Fierce Five because we are definitely the fiercest team out there. 30/07/2012 North Greenwich Arena: The GBR men’s artistic team of Max Whitlock, Sam Oldham, Louis Smith, Kristian Thomas and Daniel Purvis have won BRONZE in the men’s artistic team final; the first medal for GBR in 100 years. [37] In November, they met U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House and performed on Dancing with the Stars in support of former gymnast Shawn Johnson. 2012 Olympic Games - Men's Team Final. The Fierce Five was the artistic gymnastics team that won the second team gold medal for the United States, and the first gold medal on international soil, in the women's team competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. [11], Results of Qualifying and Final Competitions[12], Learn how and when to remove these template messages, Learn how and when to remove this template message, 2011 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, 2011 World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships, "London Prepares Series - Always Prepared", "Olympic Games Test Event. [27][28], In the individual all-around competition, Douglas won the gold medal, becoming the first African-American woman to win the event. Wieber had won the all-around at the previous year's World Championships and was photographed in tears after the qualifications. USA Gymnastics Special Olympics Championships: Cobb County Gymnastics Center: Marietta: GA: 5/5/12: 5/5/12: M: Men's National Qualifier: U.S. Olympic Training Center: Colorado Springs: CO: 5/4/12: 5/6/12: W: J.O. Team Brazil placed 4th (217,985) and also qualified for 2012 Olympic Games.[9]. (Fun fact: The oldest member is only 18!) [40] Aly Raisman was a contestant on Season 16 of Dancing with the Stars. Level 9 Eastern Championships: Sportsplex Gymnastics: Landover: MD: 5/3/12: … [42] In August 2013, the team was inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame. Gymnastics Results. [19] They reportedly started searching on their phones for words that started with F that described the team. Mexico's Elsa García also qualified to the vault final, but was injured during warmups and pulled out at the last moment. The three medalists of the Championships were also invited despite their previous qualification to the Olympic Games. "[18] Maroney and Wieber decided for that reason to "come up with an even more creative" name while on the bus to a training session. See Olympics 2012 Gymnastics Rhythmic Photos, Latest Olympics 2012 News and Record at Times of India. [41] The group was nominated for Best Team at the 2013 ESPY Awards, and Douglas and Raisman were also nominated for individual awards. A tie breaker was used to determine the bronze medalist, in which the highest combined execution score was awarded the tie. Sarah Finnegan, St. Louis, Missouri. But why are they considered "the strongest team since 1996" ("Games of the XXX Olympiad: July 27 - August 12, 2012)? Originally referred to as the Fab Five, the five members of the team were Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, Kyla Ross, and Jordyn Wieber. [31], The only American in the uneven bars final, Douglas, finished in eighth. [5], The team final happened on January, 11th. China finished fourth. Anna Li, Aurora, Illinois. Team Canada placed second (221,913) and team France placed third (220,744). Teams that finished 17th to 24th at the 2011 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships were able to take two individuals to the test event. [3], The Team Final happened on January 10. However, her coach inquired about the difficulty being too low, and the judges accepted and raised her difficulty score by one-tenth of a point. As the defending world champion in this event, she scored a 15.866 on her first vault but fell on her second, scored a 14.300, and won the silver medal. Gabby Douglas of Virginia Beach, Va./Chow's Gymnastics and Dance Institute, automatically qualified to the team at the conclusion of the women's competition at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials – Gymnastics after winning the two-day all-around. Gabby DouglasOlympic ChampionOlympic TeamOlympic Winners It qualified the last four artistic gymnastics teams for the 2012 Olympic Games, along with 34 individual female gymnasts and 27 individual male gymnasts selected through the all-around … 2012: US women's gymnastics team wins gold in London 2012 — The team of Gabrielle Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Alexandra Raisman, Kyla Ross and Jordyn Wieber lives up to the hype, winning the first U.S. Olympic title in women’s gymnastics since 1996. [24] Due to the rule allowing only the top two from each country to compete in a World or Olympic individual final, only Raisman and Douglas advanced. The London Games were the 27th occurrence of the modern Olympic Games. A 2.5 km tract of previously industrial land in East London was transformed into the Olympic Park which featured eight competition venues as well as the Olympic Village which was the home for 17,000 athletes and team officials. Canada names gymnastics team for London Olympics Open this photo in gallery: Olympic gymnast Kristina Vaculik and coach Elena Davydova work out in Oshawa, Ont. [6][7][8][9][10] They were close to each other: Raisman and Wieber had been best friends, and Maroney and Ross had been best friends since they were young. In the trampolining event, seven individual competitors qualified for each of the Olympic events. 30th July 2012. Olympics 2012 Gymnastics Rhythmic. [11] All except Ross were on the U.S. team that won the team competition at the 2011 World Championships. Teams that finished 1st to 8th were invited to send two individual gymnasts, but they were not candidates for individual spots. The team finished with a score of 183.596, 5.066 points higher than second-place Russia;[25] this was an "unheard-of" margin of victory. Her 15.066 matched Romanian Cătălina Ponor for third place, and this time, Raisman won the tie-breaker to earn the bronze medal. 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