Posted August 06, 2012 on AP on Fox
Russia's Aliya Mustafina claimed gold in the women's uneven bars Monday, ending American Gabby Douglas' stranglehold on the top of the podium. Douglas would finish out of the medals, coming in eighth after a pair of significant corrections during her routine. Mustafina was delighted to finally get Russia a gold in gymnastics. Beth Tweddle was thrilled to finally get an Olympic medal. Just 18 months after blowing out her knee and putting her chances for London in doubt, Mustafina won the title on uneven bars Monday. It gave the 2010 world champion a full set of medals, following her silver in the team competition and bronze in the all-around. Mustafina couldn't take her eyes off the scoreboard after the final results were posted, staring at it with pride. Any medal was fine with Tweddle, the inspiration for Britain's gymnastics renaissance. She had come close in 2008, missing the bronze by a whisker, and briefly considered retiring. When the final results flashed, showing her third, the O2 Arena cheered so loudly you'd think she had won the gold. He Kexin of China won the silver medal.
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