Aly Raisman shined when teammates Gabby Douglas and Jordyn Wieber could not
American gymnast Aly Raisman stole the show from her more well-known teammates.
After her performance on floor and the beam, winning two medals when Gabby Douglas flopped in both of her events, Raisman made sure that people knew who she was.
Raisman, the 18-year-old U.S. captain, won gold on the floor with a score of 15.6, and after much debate with a little hint of protest, she won a bronze medal on the beams.
Just five days earlier, where Raisman failed to get a single medal in the all-around event and it seemed like some may have forgotten her, with the popularity of Douglas and Jordyn Wieber on the rise.
As great as Douglas has been in these Olympics, she has been off these last couple of days, which gave Raisman an opportunity to capture the moment and outshine her teammates.
This is exactly what she did, as she knocked out the competition on the floor, and than she willed herself to win a medal on the beams.
On the beam, Raisman was originally placed into fourth place, but after a protest that argued her level of difficulty was greater, the judges moved her into third place for a tie-breaker.
Later, the judges awarded her third place, with the decision coming down to execution. This gave Raisman two gold medals and a bronze medal, giving her the most medals of any American gymnast.
She is also the first gymnast to get gold on the floor exercise for the U.S. women, and ensuring that Raisman left her mark on the Olympics like her teammates did.