This is how Jordyn Wieber's Olympics came to an end: talking about her disappointing individual performance these past two weeks while in the background the national anthem played, the music a poignant reminder that once again a different American had taken gold.
This time it was Aly Raisman, the same gymnast who knocked Wieber out of the all-around finals, standing atop the podium with a gold medal for the floor routine dangling around her neck. She already had claimed a bronze earlier that day on the balance beam, besting seven other competitors, including teammate and all-around gold-medalist Gabby Douglas, who finished eighth out of eight.
These were supposed to be Wieber's games, her moments, but instead they belonged first to Douglas and now Raisman.
Marketed by USA Gymnastics as its shining light, Wieber's failure to even qualify for the individual finals had opened the door to Douglas' gold in that event. Now Raisman had added a gold and bronze to the grow...