Jewish U.S. gymnast Alexandra Raisman didn't need a tiebreaker to win a gold medal in the individual floor finals on Aug. 7.
Raisman scored a 15.600, beating Romania's second-place gymnast Catalina Ponor, who scored a 15.200, for the second time today.
The same tiebreaker rules that were Raisman’s worst enemy in the individual all-around event were the 18-year-old’s best friend in the balance beam final, where Raisman took home the bronze medal.
The Needham, Mass. Native came out on top in a third-place tie with Ponor. Raisman’s execution score of 8.766 beat Ponor’s 8.466.
Raisman's two medals on Tuesday marked the end of her first Olympic journey, in which she also led her team to a gold medal in the women's team all-around event.
Here's Raisman's final medal count:
- Gold medal, team all-around gymnastics
- Gold medal, individual floor exercise
- Bronze medal, individual balance beam exercise
Cyclist Sarah Hammer earned a silver medal in the women's omnium race, losing to Great Britain's Laura Trott by a point.
Water polo player Merrill Moses and his team will head into bracket play Wednesday, Aug. 8 trailing Serbia by one point in group B.
U.S. MEDAL COUNT: 30 gold, 16 silver, 20 bronze
Israel Olympic Team roundup
Sailor Lee-El Korsiz, considered Israel’s last realistic hope to medal in the 2012 Olympics, wiped out in the RS-X windsurfing event and finished sixth overall.
Gideon Kliger and Eran Sela were disqualified in the ninth race, losing their chance of placing in the top 10 and eliminating them from a bid for the medal race.
Gil Cohen and Vered Buskila finished third in their seventh race.
Synchronized swimmers Anastasia Gloushko and Ina Yoffe finished in 17th place after their qualifying rounds.
ISRAEL MEDAL COUNT: 0 gold, 0 silver, 0 bronze
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