Kanaeva rewrites Olympic history
Kanaeva leapfrogged Dmitrieva, who occupied the top spot after the first day of the competition, courtesy of her flawless performance in the final. She scored a total of 116.90 more than two points ahead of Dmitrieva with other opponents trailing by a mile. The win caps off a spectacular four-year run for Kanaeva, who has also won the last three world titles. She has also become the fourth consecutive Russian to win an Olympic all-around title. As for Dmitrieva, the shine of silver is not bad at all, as she wasn't even supposed to be at the London Olympics. The 19-year-old was added to the Russian roster earlier this month after Aleksandra Merkulova’s injury. Liubou Charkashnya of Belarus beat Azerbaijan’s Aliya Garayeva for the bronze medal.