Women's Beam Final - London 2012 Olympics


Full replay of the Artistic Women's Beam Final from the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games. Subscribe to the Olympic channel: /> Artistic gymnastics was introduced at the very first Olympic Games in 1896 in Athens, and has been present at every edition of the Games since then. At the beginning, it comprised disciplines that are difficult to qualify as "artistic", such as climbing and acrobatics. The foundations of the Olympic gymnastics programme were laid at the 1924 Games in Paris, when the men's apparatus individual and team competitions appeared. In 1928, women were included in the Amsterdam Games. It was not until 1952 that the women's programme was developed, with seven events, and then stabilised at six events as from the 1960 Games in Rome. Find more about Artistic Gymnastics at www.olympic.org/artistic-gymnastics



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LoveMe,com
I think this is one of the hardest olympic games I’ve ever seen. Only professional players could balance themselves in a balance beam in order to win a game. Every player is very well-trained.
Saeedat A
The Chinese girl was crying even though she still got a Silver. That just shows how much work she put in it and wanted a Gold.
W Li
Feel sorry for Sui Lu, her coach told her not to do one of her connections to reduce her pressure as the first one up. That is 0.1 and she missed the gold by 0.1.
Lilly Vanderlinden
I can't even walk on the bar Jesus Christ
rileyy ensingg
Komova is saltier than the pacific ocean
Vivienne Christine
That commentator lady should do AMSR she's got a beautiful voice
Darcie
I love how the female commentator on this is naming all of the moves!
Angie City
I like how America applauded for it components.
SweetSirenia
While I do agree with the final decision regarding Aly's D score, I remember being so heartbroken for Catalina. She's such an incredible BB competitor and it was an inspiring comeback from her. The Romanians have had such bad luck with reviews over the years.
sarah morgan
can komova compete without throwing a fit and crying after every event? she's not a gracious loser at all.
april00026000
'hugs all of them and kisses them gently on the forehead' I can't even imagine the anxiety and pressure they must have felt during this competition
Cam N
For me the drama of gymnastics is that a whole life of training can be lost in a fall! : (
김민규의초코빵
their hair looks so tight it hurts just seeing them 😂😭
Kim Williams
Shannon Miller is the best Artistic Gymnastics commentator ever!
Brook Meredith
i get such anxiety watching these competitions haha
Kristiyan
Mad respect for these girls
Maddy734
Sui Lu is 20?! She looks about 11/12 to me haha
Jeffrey
Shannon miller's commentary is awesome.
Savannah Mills
Watching the balance beam stresses me out!
Teddy 97
That last girl was almost perfect. I found her underscored.
Bia -
The gymnasts were becoming more like robots and less like artists athletes. Excuse me, I respect these athletes for the effort they make every day, but seeing them, I remember robots uninspired.
swarnamonjori sen
chinese were amazing
ChasSanders
Though this is simple, I think that it is so classy of Gabby and Alexandria to give applause to the other competitors during the introduction. Very classy and good sportsmanship. Plus Alexandra did her routine and made it look effortless!!! 
Kennedi and Tessa
I wanted to cry when Gabby fell :(
Juan Carlos Saavedra
This routine is the hardest of them all and China is way ahead of the rest.
Alex May
there's no way those asian girls are older than 16 lol
Lilly
They say black don't crack , Asians don't either . They are always so young looking.
Amy_Podmore03
Why are the Chinese so good?
Iqlima Bachariputri
This is my first time watching balancing beam and on the whole video i was like "OMG what if you fall?Please use a helmet!Please be careful you'll need your bones in the future!What about your insurance?What if she lands with her head?"
Kuro Shiro
Awwe I wanna hug Sui Lu..
Antonio Thunder hunter
This was one of the best finals ever. Not because of the splatfest, but because of the top 2, Sui Lu and Deng Linlin. I believe that these two women are some of the best beam workers EVER. So rarely do we see elegance and maturity displayed on a piece like Balance Beam, all combined with difficulty and pristine execution. I honestly could see how anyone could make an argument for how either should have won, but I will always remember them for the phenomenal work they presented here. To this day I haven't seen anyone, not Simone Biles, not Shang Chunsong, not Aliya Mustafina reach their level of work.
Sam
I don't understand why their trainer or whoever it is who supports them doesn't hug them. It's seems like when they do bad no one wants anything to do with them. It just seems odd that the people who do well get hugs and the others don't. It just seems sad, like if I fell off the balance beam I'd want a hug or some support. Btw I think anyone who does anything on a balance beam is crazy talented. It's amazing how someone can even walk on one let alone do back flips and all this crazy stuff.
Hayley Anne
lol shadiest look ever at 1:20
Dwaaayne l ARMY
what happens when men using Balance Beam LOL
Emma Pasman
I'm soooo exited for Rio 2016!! Mainly because my cousin Allyson Ponson, is gonna be swimming!! Yayyy!! 😂😂🎉🎉
Emily Cdj
China is the only country who did not fall.So proud of them
Maddy- Madeline
The balance beam is really pushing human abilities to the limit. Like how they can even do this on a narrow beam just blows my mind
Hope Flynn
Gabby seems like such a good sport - she always claps for the others. Bless her ♥
YOONLY In Your Area
Why I'm even watching this? I'm not even a gymnast.
Anna Pavfan
This final was one of the most fiercest. The "Big 4" in gymnastics (aka superpowers) got to compete and show the world who the best are . Edit: When Miller said that she hopes that Vika goes home hungry for the next Olympic games, it hit me hard. Miller knows what it's like to be hungry and being a fighter. That's why she won gold oj beam in 96.
L Patricia
my hands are sweating
Alyssa Cooper
Cant believe that Deng and Sui are 22! They're so much smaller than the other opponents but theyre still amazimg.
Swan Vika
I feel that Ponor should have won bronze. there's a reason why the judges didn't credit raisman's difficulty the first time, maybe because they really thought she didn't properly connect her skills. if she did, they would have given it to her the first time & don't have to watch it a second time & DEBATE whether it was connected.
Oanh Nguyen
Why does Siu cry? I don't understand but I really like the way her coach eases her
Remy
The female narrator always laughs lol
G B
Watching the 2016 and 2012 olympics I now realize that Gabbie Douglas is really not that great compared to her other team members. I feel like she's over hyped. Not only is her beam rickety but her "flying squirrel" tricks on the uneven bars are nothing special.
Høpe Caitlen
Who's ready for the 2016 Summer Olympics?
maddison montero
deng linin was incredible
MCR aNd PegGy at the disco
Oml. These girls are amAzing! If I messed up there, I wouldn’t be able to go on. The pressure would just crush me, but these women got right back up and kept going at 110% I would not be able to do what these girls do. The concentration, the determination, the balance and flexibility.... I can barely walk in a straight line so I mean, this is just incredible
MissMaddieMakeup
I was so mad the Allie didn't a medal. I thought she should've won first, so imagine how mad I was when she didn't win one at all
Renn Li
The feelings must be hard when you see your teammate get a higher score than yourself, you're really sad, but you must also feel happy for your country.
Heidi Yin
Definitely think Alexandra deserved the bronze
SkillfulAphmaukal :3
I would break all the bones in my body if I did the balance beam......🍖🍖🔪🔪🔪💉💉
RCA Tablet
Good job Aly Raisman and the US team giving hugs (HUGS!) to all the girls on teams from around the world. I love seeing that. To me, this is a huge and important part of what the Olympics are all about. Bringing the countries of the world together.
Haley Powell
I truly, as an American, do not understand the hype over Gabby Douglas. I wish Marta had never picked her for the 2016 Rio team when she performed awfully in her beam and uneven bar finals. I'm not saying by any means she's a bad gymnast, I'm just saying Ragan Smith could have easily replaced her. Her attitude this year was also very, very bad. All around, Gabby Douglas left a sour taste in my mouth.
MCR aNd PegGy at the disco
Wait, did she say the first girl was in her twenties? I thought she was like, 12. No hate, just that a lot of these girls look really young.
A.R.M.Y Joyce
Sui Lin doesn't have a good attitude, she should be happy that her teammate came first for her country and she won a medal too. Don't know why she's crying and putting that face on?
snofagun1814
aly clearly deserved the bronze. that should never have happened...... hope they don't have these 'issues' with the D score in rio........
Priscilla O
Are they even human? I don't think we possess this kind of dedication.
Silver Mirai
Poor girl cried during the whole event
Layne Wilkerson
Rewatching every event bc I'm so pumped for Rio 2016!!!!
Carlotta a
What a shame, Ponor did clearly better than Raisman, way more uncertain
nadia hamzaoui
I cried when the commentator said about komova "my hope is that she gets away from this competition hungry for the next olympics " knowing she won't be competing at Rio, so disappointing for such a talented gymnast to go out like that, no olympic gold medal... She's always had the potential, yet some injuries and misfortune always got in her way.. She'll forever be my favourite gymnast
Trisha B
I'm surprised that many girls fell off the beam. Why were the Chinese girls so upset?
G Gaviria
Raisman was OVERSCORED !!
Kennedi Lewis
Who watching in 2017😂
Sebizzar
Would anyone would be kind enough to timestamp all the slips/falls please? :)
sarahelizabeth
I give props for Gabby Douglas, that fall looked painful- well done to her for getting back up there.
Chris Martino
Sui Lu is an absolutely stunning looking Chinese girl
Ariel Barish
deng linlin was flawless
Vaughny Kinz
I hate when they play their mistakes over and over again. Okay, we get it, they messed up.
Nina Tian
traditional big 4 line up, *sips juice and lays back into bed*
kamila Ford
I really hope the Río beam final will be better than this one. It seemed like in this final the only two gymnasts that hit a routine were the Chinese girls and everybody else kinda just wasn't on that day. Hoping to see fewer falls and balance checks in the Río beam final.
LazyLin LOL :3
5:12 soooo satisfying! Like if u agree
Telisa London
This has been one of the best BB final in terms of the artistry and execution, specially Sui Lu, Komova, Catalina, Larisa and Deng. I prefer Sui Lu's gymnastics better then Deng's since she is so fluid with her movements but Deng really gave a great performance here. Can not stop watching this.
Emily Cdj
China👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Someone Else
I will say it I love the balance beam
NOZU VEGA
whaching makes me feel untalented I am untalented lol
equestrianlove 01
Watching Aly and Gabby was so nerve racking omg
Taylor coyne
Go USA
ConcreteAngelx3
I love the Chinese gymnasts and I can see why she was upset she lost the gold but suck it up for the cameras! Of course it's okay to cry a little when she first found out but then just don't think about it because she really looked like a sore loser crying throughout the entire competition!! and she won a silver medal and she's still crying!
김원일
deng linlin wow
varun k
Sui lu looked sad after Deng linlin's performance.
Jehan Ali
wtf! why she crying SHE FREAKING GOT 2ND PLACE some gymnast dream to be able 2 get that far AND SHES CRYING OMG!
chouter21
Can someone explain the tie-breaker rules? Why did Raiseman get the bronze if she had the same score as the Romanian girl?
The Lil' Redhead !
I wanted to smack Sui Lu. Sure she was disappointed but she didn't congratulate Linlin at all. And was crying the entire time
Cherryy Chauhan
Damn they took away Catalina's medal! Should've given to both Cat and Aly!
Jose Padilla
Is okay to do this feel happy and the word and you will be happy but you can do this but win this how you feel happy.
Hefizba Beula
the second woman the Cataline from Rome looks like a 35 years old woman compare with all those little girls!!! Is unfair.
Tee M
go Gabi! (even though im not American but im black and proud)
Julia Diaz perez
que cosa tan fea aburrida y monótona el ejercicio de raisman comparado con el de Ponor
Meowdie Talks
GO GABBY!!!!!!!!!!
sreejita roy
Victoria's fall is completely beyond me. Like she didn't even try to stay on the beam.
Lela Hammock
still can't get over the fact that Deng Linlin is (was) 24 years old and only weighed 68 pounds... kms
Kayla Adame
Me as baraly starting gymnastics my coach says "you are amazing" and it was baraly my 1st day i went on balance beam and was so hard but i still did it the hard part is when they start showing you how to do thing on the balance beam how many of you are scared of the balance beam tell me like if you agree with all this
Naila Kanwal
Olympic is my favorite game
Viv Sun
To me, it's been a miracle to see Deng, a girl from a small rural town which was in poverty, to one day stand at the top of the world. She can inspire my generation.
白ぺんぺん
I cant even walk on a beam let alone stand on a beam without twisting an ankle and fracturing my skull😅
Gaius Caligula
All of the girls that were competing in the 2012 Olympics were all so amazing!!!!XD.
pmditto123
Ponor must be so salty.. Lost to raisman twice