Gabrielle Douglas competes on the uneven bars. (Photo: Getty Images)
Gabby Douglas finally lost her focus.
With a key wobble and a step on her landing, the gymnastics all-around gold medalist finished last among eight contestants in the individual uneven bars at the London Olympics on Monday.
Aliya Mustafina of Russia won with a 16.1. He Kexin of China was second, and home country favorite Elizabeth Tweddle won bronze.
Douglas was the last competitor to go, and a score higher than 15.916 would have knocked the Brit out of a medal. Instead, Douglas had her worst routine in four sessions here, scoring 14.9.
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Douglas, visibly showing exhaustion from the strain of the all-around and team competition, where the USA won gold, seemed to take the disappointment in stride.
"It was an amazing talent of finalists," she said. "Coming into bar finals was a big challenge for me. I made a little mistake, but I'm human and when you get towards the end of the Olympics you get drained and tired.
"Even if I hit a good solid routine, it still wasn't enough to medal because Tweddle, Mustafina and the Chinese girls put up these big scores, and I had average start values. So I'm going into to beam (Tuesday) to finish really strong."
Sam Mikulak, the only other American competing in men's and women's individual events Monday, finished fifth in the vault. Hak Seon Yang of South Korea won gold.