The girls in red, white, and blue are soaring high again.
In addition to the bronze medal that she tucked away earlier on the balance beam, Aly Raisman came out strong in the women’s floor exercise. Her performance earned her an individual gold medal in the event.
According to the Associated Press, Raisman’s new gold brings her up to the same gold count as her teammate Gabby Douglas. The bronze on the beam makes her the most decorated of the mega-talented women gymnastics team that is now being dubbed “The Fierce Five.”
Other than Raisman’s medals, sadly, the girls of Team USA were not dealt out any other medals during the floor exercise.
Finishing far behind the Olympian in seventh place was world champ Jordyn Wieber, previously voted as most likely to score the most medals at the Olympics.
Raisman’s bronze finish on the beam came as a bit of a surprise – even to her - and served as bit of a kick for when she took to the floor. Her set was one of the most difficult of the day, but what took her to the top is how she stuck every landing… Solidly.
Coach Mihai Brestyan was overwhelmed by the performance and began pumping his fists and jumping up and down. She earned a 15.6.
Five more girls tried their best to close out of the event, no one even came close. Raisman was the new champ.
Coming in with the silver medal was Catalina Ponor of Romania and Aliya Mustafina of Russia earned the bronze.