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Izbasa wins women's floor gold

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Romania's Sandra Izbasa took gold in the women's floor exercise final to continue her country's Olympic gymnastic medal-winning tradition.

Izbasa scored 15.65 to narrowly edge out reigning world champion Shawn Johnson of the United States.

Johnson scored 15.5 to claim silver, while compatriot Nastia Liukin secured bronze with 15.425.

Izbasa's win marks the sixth time a Romanian woman has taken floor exercise gold since the 1980 Moscow Games.




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