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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

With eyes firmly on 2012 London Olympics, U.S. Women's Gymnastics team scores Gold at World Championships in Tokyo, beating Russia


Opening segment of NBC Sports coverage of the Womens Final of the 2011 Gymnastics World Championships, Tokyo, October 2011.


U.S. Women score Gold at 2011 Gymnastics World Championships, Tokyo, October 2011.


Jordyn Wieber's Floor Exercise routine, 2011 Gymnastics World Championships, Tokyo, October 2011.



Alexandra Raisman's Floor Exercise routine, 2011 Gymnastics World Championships, Tokyo, October 2011. (NBC-TV)
http://youtu.be/wBupA7BDEns



Team Medal Ceremony, 2011 Gymnastics World Championships, Tokyo, October 2011. (NBC-TV) http://youtu.be/dqOJimCnJEs
With eyes firmly on 2012 London Olympics, U.S. Women's Gymnastics team scores Gold at World Championships in Tokyo, beating Russia
For some American sports fans, due in part to it being held in Tokyo and the time difference -13 hours ahead of U.S. Eastern time zone- the only recent news they heard about the U.S. Women's gymnastics team at the World Championships was this, perhaps the most-discussed sports Tweet of the year on the blogosphere:

Alicia Sacramone:
Best boyfriend award goes to @BQ9 for taking the red eye from Denver to be here for my surgery today...just another reason why I love him


http://twitter.com/#!/ASac3/status/123370492127223810



Interview with veteran gymnast and 2008 Olympic team captain Alicia Sacramone about her Achilles tendon injury that knocked her out of the competition. (NBC-TV)

But as you can see at the top, there was a lot more going on than just Tweeting!

U.S. Women's Team Coordinator: Martha Karolyi.
Team members: Gabrielle "Gabby" Douglas, Sabrina Vega, Jordyn Wieber, Anna Li, Alicia Sacramone, McKayla Maroney, Alexandra Raisman & Shawn Johnson (non-traveling alternate).


Video: John Macready checks out the busiest intersection in Tokyo and catches up with the U.S. Women's Team after they win gold at the 2011 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships.

See more behind-the-scenes videos of the U.S. Men's and Women's National Gymnastics Teams at:
http://uverseonline.att.net/sports/teamusa/sport/gymnastics


Best score of the competition - Victoria Komova of Russia, 15.733 on the Uneven Parallel Bars during preliminary qualifications.

Komova followed up with this performance in the finals, scoring a 15.500.




Best Gymnasts for london 2012 - HD

Gamba, Sap!

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