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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sasha
What I'D like to know is how these gymnasts control their extreme frustration WITHOUT screaming.
Kristiyan
Mad respect for these girls
L Patricia
my hands are sweating
Hayley Anne
lol shadiest look ever at 1:20
Brook Meredith
i get such anxiety watching these competitions haha
Kuro Shiro
Awwe I wanna hug Sui Lu..
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
Høpe Caitlen
Who's ready for the 2016 Summer Olympics?
swarnamonjori sen
chinese were amazing
maddison montero
deng linin was incredible
Darcie
I love how the female commentator on this is naming all of the moves!
Cam N
For me the drama of gymnastics is that a whole life of training can be lost in a fall! : (
Layne Wilkerson
Rewatching every event bc I'm so pumped for Rio 2016!!!!
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
Savannah Mills
Watching the balance beam stresses me out!
Kennedi and Tessa
I wanted to cry when Gabby fell :(
Meowdie Talks
GO GABBY!!!!!!!!!!
Kim Williams
Shannon Miller is the best Artistic Gymnastics commentator ever!
Lilly Vanderlinden
I can't even walk on the bar Jesus Christ
Jeffrey
Shannon miller's commentary is awesome.
sarah morgan
can komova compete without throwing a fit and crying after every event? she's not a gracious loser at all.
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.
MCR fan
I like how America applauded for it components.
Sebizzar
Would anyone would be kind enough to timestamp all the slips/falls please? :)
MC
USA were the only girls that clapped for every single girl no matter what country they were representing. Such class on there part
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.
Teddy 97
That last girl was almost perfect. I found her underscored.
Priscilla O
Are they even human? I don't think we possess this kind of dedication.
AmyHasNoLife
Only the americans clapped for their opponents? they're so polite.
Maddy734
Sui Lu is 20?! She looks about 11/12 to me haha
Alex May
there's no way those asian girls are older than 16 lol
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.
rileyy ensingg
Komova is saltier than the pacific ocean
PeopleAnnoyMe
It's nice to see a Chinese gymnast not wearing a red leotard!
Amy_Podmore03
Why are the Chinese so good?
김민규의초코빵
their hair looks so tight it hurts just seeing them 😂😭
cookieaddictions
Who are the commentators here?
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.
Emma Pasman
I'm soooo exited for Rio 2016!! Mainly because my cousin Allyson Ponson, is gonna be swimming!! Yayyy!! 😂😂🎉🎉
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.
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?"
snofagun1814
aly clearly deserved the bronze. that should never have happened...... hope they don't have these 'issues' with the D score in rio........
Oanh Nguyen
Why does Siu cry? I don't understand but I really like the way her coach eases her
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.
Marichuy Ganda
I really salute and proud for the coaches from china very supportive for thier atlets
Remy
The female narrator always laughs lol
Nan Wang
This is one scary sport to watch!
Carlotta Fusco
What a shame, Ponor did clearly better than Raisman, way more uncertain
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.
Vivienne Christine
That commentator lady should do AMSR she's got a beautiful voice
Juan Carlos Saavedra
This routine is the hardest of them all and China is way ahead of the rest.
Hope Flynn
Gabby seems like such a good sport - she always claps for the others. Bless her ♥
øhsnapitzyen
20:45 ok but why is this me
Heidi Yin
Definitely think Alexandra deserved the bronze
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!!! 
RCA Tablet
Who is the female commentator for the broadcast? I am trying to place the voice. I know it's a former US gymnast. Anyone?
pmditto123
Ponor must be so salty.. Lost to raisman twice
allisonn
ladies and men should shave before they do this, i dont have anything against body hair its just a tad awkward seeing pubes in the slow mo
chouter21
Can someone explain the tie-breaker rules? Why did Raiseman get the bronze if she had the same score as the Romanian girl?
Kelly Guan
I think Deng LinLin is the best out of the others. Just my opinion
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.
Ariel Barish
deng linlin was flawless
Kennedi Lewis
Who watching in 2017😂
Chika Efobi
Kseniia is beautiful.
Aimee G
if Larissa didn't fall in the beginning she totally would've gotten gold.
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
Pers Godiva
Woah, that is so freaking impressive!!!
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.
Alyssa Cooper
Cant believe that Deng and Sui are 22! They're so much smaller than the other opponents but theyre still amazimg.
Rosana Pozo
steve harvey gave that final score
Shaha Avatova
Кто меня поймет ставь лайк
TT STUDIO
WoW.. me just getting UP on that beam would be a huge problem.
YOONLY In Your Area
Why I'm even watching this? I'm not even a gymnast.
Emily Roberts
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
Syasya The SpY99 Ok
DENG LINLIN YASSSS
AchieveWithMe
Why did the Americans only raise and wave with one arm instead of both like the others when introducing?
Cherryy Chauhan
Damn they took away Catalina's medal! Should've given to both Cat and Aly!
Kanaway Yakuza
....all that pink would have pissed pissed me off.... but it's okay...#breastcancer
Faith Arnt
These people would be perfect for a Segway amazing balance 😂😂😂
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.
John Euan
is beautiful Viktoria Komova
Yamanaka Ino
China
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.
Taylor coyne
Go USA
Vivian Nguyen
They are flying birdie birds!
Lovely Maymunah
I was 15 back than. lol
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!
Tee M
go Gabi! (even though im not American but im black and proud)
cc lee
Anyone else here who thinks these women are amazing while I sit here struggling with a cartwheel
Mmm Mmm
They are amazing I am only level 8
p o s s e s s e d b a b i e s
My balls are terrified.
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.
Courtney Kolenda
Catalina Ponor is THE MOST beautiful beam worker
Baby Face Buddha
go USA!!!!! since Tibet can't go to the olympics......
Matthew Trim
Look tham two China girl face and tham USA girl do more good USA win!!!!!
Lela Hammock
still can't get over the fact that Deng Linlin is (was) 24 years old and only weighed 68 pounds... kms
Vaughny Kinz
I hate when they play their mistakes over and over again. Okay, we get it, they messed up.
Hongqiang Zhang
China beste
ajx x
I'd want to smack the camera out the camera guys hands😊
Tamila Rustemova
Для них это наверное легко но я бы никогда в жизни не смогла бы