Day 11 of the Olympic Games brought victories and disappointments to American athletes.
U.S. hopes for gymnast Gabby Douglas to repeat her gold-winning form Tuesday were dashed as she took a tumble from the balance beam -- but it was a day of joy for her teammate Aly Raisman, as Raisman claimed bronze in that event followed by a gold in the floor exercise.
Raisman, who just missed out on a medal in the women's individual all-around, beat Catalina Ponor of Romania and Russia's Aliya Mustafina to clinch victory.
"It was the best routine I've ever done," she said. "My coach said it was the best routine he'd ever seen me do."
She took the third spot in the beam after a U.S. challenge to the initial results saw Ponor pushed down to fourth. China's Deng Linlin and Sui Lu took gold and silver, respectively, in that event.
The pint-sized Douglas swung back onto the beam to continue her routine, but the slip was too costly for her to place better than seventh.
Douglas, nicknamed the "Flying Squirrel" for her aerial agility on the uneven bars, has won a new legion of fans after her thrilling win in the women's individual all-around early in the Games, but has seen medal chances slip through her fingers since.
The 16-year-old's unfortunate mistake on the balance beam followed disappointment in the uneven bars Monday, when she came in eighth.
"It was an amazing finals with so many great competitors," she said after Monday's event. "Coming into bar finals was a big challenge for me, and I made a little mistake. Even if I would have hit a solid routine, I know I have a lower start value than the other competitors."
Victory in the men's parallel bars went to China's Feng Zhe, ahead of Germany's Marcel Nguyen in silver position and France's Hamilton Sabot..