Earlier today, the U.S. women’s Olympic gymnastics team pulled out a set of amazing performances that won them the gold medal, the first for the U.S. women’s team since 1996.
— US Olympic Team (@USOlympic) July 31, 2012
The victory was sweet for all involved, but perhaps even sweeter for Jordyn Wieber, 2011 women’s all-around world champion, who this weekend failed to qualify for a spot in the women’s all-around competition. After being knocked out, Wieber was devastated. If her glowing, ear-to-ear smile is any indication, though, her earlier pain has been replaced with pride, satisfaction, and utter joy.
GOLD MEDAL!! http://t.co/0dsofuz9
— Jordyn Wieber (@jordyn_wieber) July 31, 2012
Here's Jordyn Wieber in the car on the way to the MPC with her hold medal. pic.twitter.com/Zq0ymRtN
— USA Gymnastics (@USAGym) July 31, 2012
Wieber’s fans were ecstatic:
— Michael Buckley (@shutupbuck) July 31, 2012
— Michael Buckley (@buckhollywood) July 31, 2012
— Governor Rick Snyder (@onetoughnerd) July 31, 2012
— Dana Vollmer (@danavollmer) July 31, 2012
— Stacie Fletcher (@beamdreams) July 31, 2012
— Lauren Knight (@lawrenknight) July 31, 2012
@jordyn_wieber you deserve it
— Grant Thomas (@GrantThomas95) July 31, 2012
She certainly deserves the title of champion. Congratulations to Wieber and the entire women’s team!