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Raisman to compete in floor exercise, balance beam in women's team final

Posted by Chad Finn, Globe Staff  July 30, 2012 01:21 PM

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Needham's Aly Raisman will compete in the floor exercise and the balance beam for the United States in Tuesday's women's team gymnastics final.

The lineup, announced Monday afternoon, is as follows:

Balance beam: Ross, Douglas, Raisman

Floor exercise: Douglas, Wieber, Raisman

Vault: Jordyn Wieber, Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney.

Uneven bars: Wieber, Kyla Ross, Douglas

Raisman, of course, was at the center of one of the Olympics' biggest stories so far when she outpointed teammate and world champion Jordyn Wieber to earn one of the team's two spots in Thursday's all-around final. Douglas earned the other.

In a related note, it'll be interesting to see whether Raisman's parents are as endearingly animated during the team final as they were during Sunday's all-around qualifying, when they unwittingly became internet viral-video superstars (see the above video).

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