Women's Beam Final - London 2012 Olympics


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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.
L Patricia
my hands are sweating
Kristiyan
Mad respect for these girls
Høpe Caitlen
Who's ready for the 2016 Summer Olympics?
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..
Savannah Mills
Watching the balance beam stresses me out!
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
maddison montero
deng linin was incredible
swarnamonjori sen
chinese were amazing
Nan Wang
This is one scary sport to watch!
Layne Wilkerson
Rewatching every event bc I'm so pumped for Rio 2016!!!!
Darcie
I love how the female commentator on this is naming all of the moves!
Kelly Guan
I think Deng LinLin is the best out of the others. Just my opinion
Sebizzar
Would anyone would be kind enough to timestamp all the slips/falls please? :)
Alyssa Cooper
Cant believe that Deng and Sui are 22! They're so much smaller than the other opponents but theyre still amazimg.
Cam N
For me the drama of gymnastics is that a whole life of training can be lost in a fall! : (
Kennedi and Tessa
I wanted to cry when Gabby fell :(
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
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.
Kim Williams
Shannon Miller is the best Artistic Gymnastics commentator ever!
Meowdie Talks
GO GABBY!!!!!!!!!!
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.
Lilly Vanderlinden
I can't even walk on the bar Jesus Christ
sarah morgan
can komova compete without throwing a fit and crying after every event? she's not a gracious loser at all.
Jeffrey
Shannon miller's commentary is awesome.
MCR fan
I like how America applauded for it components.
Meagan Coleman
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.
Sophia Navera
i hate victoria komova's attitude
Marianne .x
gymnastics is a v. beautiful sport but they all look so sad...
Priscilla O
Are they even human? I don't think we possess this kind of dedication.
Teddy 97
That last girl was almost perfect. I found her underscored.
AmyHasNoLife
Only the americans clapped for their opponents? they're so polite.
LuvableJack
Go China~!
PeopleAnnoyMe
It's nice to see a Chinese gymnast not wearing a red leotard!
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
TheGymnastic101
Deng Linlin 15.200 (6.6/8.6) Sui Lu 15.100 (6.5/8.6) Alexandra Raisman 14.400 (6.2/8.2) Kseniia Afanaseva 14.300 (5.8/8.5) Catalina Ponor 14.300 (6.6/7.7) Larisa Andreea Iordache 13.700 (6.4/7.3) Gabrielle Douglas 12.800 (6.0/6.8) Victoria Komova 11.800 (6.2/5.6)
cookieaddictions
Who are the commentators here?
Amy_Podmore03
Why are the Chinese so good?
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.
김민규의초코빵
their hair looks so tight it hurts just seeing them 😂😭
Kristy Cheung
I felt so bad for Ponor
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........
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.
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
Matrix
the American girl should of had 5th place
TheBooty28
Lol do they go for Hollywood waxes.. Couldn't imagine opening my legs all the time like that on national tv. I am always curious. Even when you wax it grows back. How do you keep it looking smooth ALL the time. Also what do they do when they have their periods. E.g when I was a teenager I couldn't wear tampons. IT was physically impossible. I also can't imagine wearing a pad in a leotard. What do they do. ? Why does the leotard have to be the panty like one . Why can't it be the skin tight  full length one to your ankle that a lot of dancers wear. That way you never have to worry about shaving or periods and they can still see all your lines. I never understand why in sport women are expected to not wear much clothing but guys wear pants. E.g I don't see the male gymnasts wearing tight jockeys. They get to wear pants. It I the same thing in track and field. They practically run in panties and bras LOL.
Obed
American crying again. Bunch of soar loosers.
Sofia Garcia
Gabi Douglas is so pretty I love her
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.
Gibson Les Paul
What a shame, Ponor did clearly better than Raisman, way more uncertain
Anna Asda
I loved the Chinese and it was such a shame that ponor didn't win but Victoria komova is a disgrace to the Russians her attitude is disgusting and I am a n elite tumbling gymnast I have messed up before but I haven't gone and sulked in the corner nor am I fond of Ali she is not smooth or graceful
Nina Lights
China's always the best
Jessicahhhx3
sad Kyla Ross didn't qualified for beam
KseniaSemenovaFan
I hate that some people keep talking about the chinese ages, especially Deng Linlin. People always think that I´m barely 18 and i am 24. My sister is 22 and people thought she was 14. we are european and of normal size and still people get the age wrong. So don´t you think some people always look younger than they really are? From the look i would say Deng is only 12, but then in Beijing, she would have been 8 and this can´t be true. And when she might have been underage in Beijing, she definetly wasn´t underage in London. And if I would show you a picture of her 2008 and 2012, you would not think that they were 4 years apart.
Vivienne Christine
That commentator lady should do AMSR she's got a beautiful voice
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!!! 
Hope Flynn
Gabby seems like such a good sport - she always claps for the others. Bless her ♥
American Girl Gymnast
Lol did anyone notice how gabby fell on beam in the white Leo, and in vault finals Maroney fell on her vault in the WHITE Leo. Lol
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?
Fawn Kongsiri
Anyone see 1D written on the beam at 15:17 in front of London
chouter21
Can someone explain the tie-breaker rules? Why did Raiseman get the bronze if she had the same score as the Romanian girl?
Heidi Yin
Definitely think Alexandra deserved the bronze
Juan Carlos Saavedra
This routine is the hardest of them all and China is way ahead of the rest.
Ariel Barish
deng linlin was flawless
pmditto123
Ponor must be so salty.. Lost to raisman twice
i dont knwo what im doing please dont hurt me
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
Jeanne Evans
I was really happy the American got the bronze!! I loved her routine!! :D And was really sad when they originally said she got 4th. 
Chika Efobi
Kseniia is beautiful.
øhsnapitzyen
20:45 ok but why is this me
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.
Kennedi Lewis
Who watching in 2017😂
ryebread710
I literally love Sui Lu's mannerisms between skills
Johanna Manelius
Oh god, Deng Linlin looks like a 8 year old 😳
Pers Godiva
Woah, that is so freaking impressive!!!
paulavicful
Raaaro  muy raro lo de la gimnasta Alexandra...  una medalla con fórceps.  Deng Linlin es increíble la mejor, Sui Lu con un justo segundo lugar y el tercero era para Catalina Ponor... pero en fin, los jueces de la gimnasia nos tienen acostumbrados a estas cosas muy raras.
Aimee G
if Larissa didn't fall in the beginning she totally would've gotten gold.
Lauren Maguire
They make it look so easy!!🍳
Shaha Avatova
Кто меня поймет ставь лайк
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
Magde_dcq
Go China !!!!!!!! I ❤️ 🇨🇳
ScyllaW
such a "classic" final, two gymnasts from Russia, from Romania, from the US and from China. The four best countries (IMO!)
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!
space buns
i get so antsy watching them i feel like im going to fall off the beam xD
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 😂😂😂
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.
John Euan
is beautiful Viktoria Komova
Yamanaka Ino
China
Taylor coyne
Go USA