Danell LEYVA, Jordyn WIEBER American Cup Winners 2012
Jordyn WIEBER kicked off her Olympic year with a victory and may have found a new threat to her gold medal hopes. Wieber, the reigning world champion, captured her third American Cup at New York's Madison Square Garden, finishing with a score of 61.032 to beat teammate Alexandra Raisman by two-tenths of a point in the first major prep for the London Games.
In the men's event, American Danell LYVA roared back from a slow start to win, surging from fourth to first in the final rotation with a thrilling high bar performance.
Danell LEYVA finished with a score of 90.664, just ahead of Ukraine's Mykola Kuksenkov (90,498). Germany's Marcel Nguyen placed third (89,925), beating Britain's Daniel Purvis on fourth place ...
Jordyn WIEBER joins Mary Lou Retton as the only woman to win three American Cup titles.
Yet it was Gabrielle Douglas who stole the spotlight. Competing as an alternate, making her ineligible for the all-around title, Douglas outperformed her more celebrated teammates, putting up a combined score of 61.299 points, nearly two-tenths ahead of Wieber!!