Aly Raisman First U.S. Woman to Win Gold in Floor Exercise, Also Wins Bronze Medal in Balance Beam

Aly Raisman First U.S. Woman to Win Gold in Floor Exercise, Also Wins Bronze Medal in Balance BeamAly Raisman did more than just win a gold medal on Tuesday, she made history.

Raisman became the first U.S. woman to win the gold medal in the individual floor exercise, according to CBS Sports.

The Team USA captain beat out Romania's Catalina Ponor, who won silver, and bronze medalist Aliya Mustafina of Russia.

The Needham native won the gold medal only an hour after medaling in the balance beam competition.

Following her balance beam routine Tuesday, Raisman found herself in a familiar situation. She was tied for third place, as she had been in the all-around competition, where she lost the tiebreaker and failed to medal.

This time around, however, Raisman landed on the winning side of the tiebreaker, taking home the bronze medal in the balance beam for Team USA, according to Boston.com.

Raisman's initial score of 14.946 was good for fourth place, but it was bumped to a 15.066 following a challenge by Team USA. The judges then awarded Raisman the bronze medal, giving her the tiebreak over Romania's Ponor due to Raisman's higher execution score.

Gabby Douglas, Team USA's gold medalist in the all-around competition, finished in seventh place on the beam. China won the gold and silver medals in the competition.

After Tuesday's events, Raisman now has three medals in the London Olympics.

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