For USA women's gymnastics member Aly Raisman, the 2012 Olympics has been a life experience filled with both disappointment and achievement. On Tuesday, Raisman's feelings about the London games probably moved more toward elation.
Just a little more than an hour after winning a bronze medal on the balance beam, the Needham, Mass. native capped off her Olympic games by earning a gold medal in the floor exercise competition -- and its easy to see why after watching her final pass.
Raisman posted an overall score of 15.600 to easily defeat Catalina Ponor of Romania (15.200) and Aliya Mustafina of Russia (14.900), who each won silver and bronze, respectively.
The victory is a bit of a redemption for Raisman, who was edged by Mustafina in the all-around competition after an appeal to the Russian's score was accepted. Mustafina earned the bronze medal over Raisman because of a new tiebreaker rule.
However, karma found Raisman Tuesday as almost the same scenario worked in her favor, this time against Ponor, on the balance beam.
The gold medal on the floor is a solid conclusion to an excellent Olympic games for Raisman, who will leave London with two gold medals and a bronze.