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Fourth-Place Medal

Jordyn Wieber rebounds from all-around loss

Fourth-Place Medal


After losing a spot to go for the gold in the women's gymnastics all-around competition, Jordyn Wieber could have fallen apart. After all, she's 17. She likes Justin Bieber, taking goofy pictures with her teammates, and doing all the normal things 17-year-olds do.

[ Photos: "Fab Five" gymnasts go for gold ]

Except, she's not a typical 17-year-old. She showed that on Tuesday as she pulled herself together to give the U.S. 45 of its 183.596 points on the way to the team's first gold since 1996. She started the Americans off by performing her Amanar vault better than she had all season and earning a 15.933. Wieber followed it up with a solid routine on vault, then a floor routine that had the crowd in London cheering.

With her 15 on floor, Wieber took the pressure off Aly Raisman, the teammate who beat her for the all-around spot just two days before.

No, that's not a typical 17-year-old.

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