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Romanian vaults her way to gold

08-06-2012 00:50 BJT Special Report:2012 London Olympic Games |

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Romanian gymnast Sandra Raluca Izbasa has won the gold medal in the women's vault.

Izbasa, the European champion, watched her rivals slip up before performing two solid vaults with scores of 15 point three eight three and then 15. Her overall average score was high enough to see that she added to her 2008 floor gold. World champion America’s McKayla Maroney went into the final as favorite, but a heavy landing on her second attempt cost her title.

She finished second and 17 year old Russian Maria Paseka won a surprise bronze.


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