Jewish American Aly Raisman Wins Gold at Olympics for Floor Exercise: Video from London 2012
Another day of drama at London 2012 with some glittering performances; of which perhaps the most dazzling was that of Jewish American gymnastics star, Aly Raisman. She won the women's floor exercise title in the final artistic gymnastics event. Raisman added gold to the bronze she had earned for the balance team 90 minutes earlier and the team gold she helped the United States to win a week ago. Meanwhile, Dutchman Epke Zonderland showed off a flamboyant routine to snatch the Olympics horizontal bar title. Zou Kai had been the favourite to win the gold medal but he was surpassed by a flying Dutchman who pulled off three incredible back-to-back release manoeuvres to whip the crowd into a frenzy. China moved within one step of a second successive clean sweep of Olympic table tennis golds when their women marched to victory over Japan's young team. Red-hot favourite China beat Japan 3-0, having not lost an individual match throughout the tournament. World champion Russia cemented their dominance of synchronised swimming by claiming the title for duets with a routine inspired by horror movies and macabre fairytales. Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina took gold after scoring 98.9 points out of a possible 100 in the free routine executed for the final. Host Britain grabbed another clutch of Gold medals amassing a record haul of 22 Gold medals - Britain's highest ever Olympics Gold tally. Team GB took team gold in Olympic dressage, breaking a 40-year winning streak for the ...