The New York Times offers an in-depth pre-Olympic comparison of Jordyn Wieber versus Gabby Douglas. The article describes Wieber as "stone-face focused" and "a solid ball of muscled power," and Douglas as "effervescent, forthcoming with her private life . . . and quick to laugh."
The article notes that the gymnasts have pushed each other to even greater heights, and likens their rivalry to that between Shawn Johnson and Nastia Liukin in Beijing in 2008. The Beijing rivalry culiminated in an all-around gold for the elegant, serious Liukin and an all-around silver for the powerful, bubbly Johnson.
Reportedly, Bela Karolyi predicts that Wieber's consistency will win out over Douglas' high-flying routines in London: "Jordyn is solid like a rock, and Gabby is a flame, a beautiful flame that can shine and glow but can fade out,” Karolyi reportedly told the New York Times.
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Updated on May 11, 2013, 2:50am