Russia's Aliya Mustafina claimed gold in the women's uneven bars Monday, ending American Gabby Douglas' stranglehold on the top of the podium.
Douglas would finish out of the medals, coming in eighth after a pair of significant corrections during her routine.
''Toward the end of the Olympics, you get mentally and physically tired and you're just like drained,'' Douglas said. ''I tried to fight through it as much as I could.''
Mustafina capped an impressive comeback from a serious knee injury with the gold in the event. It was Russia's first gold in women's gymnastics in London, and gave Mustafina a complete set after her silver in the team competition and bronze in the all-around.
''I was hoping very much I'd done everything I could to win it,'' Mustafina said.
Beth Tweddle was simply hoping to win a medal, and the grand dame of British gymnastics finally did. Four years after missing out by a mere 25-hundreths of a point, claiming the bronze on her signature event.
''I tried to say it didn't matter if I didn't medal, but I've got every other title to my name,'' Tweddle said. ''I can now say I would have been devastated walking away with no medal. I am going to sleep easy tonight.''
Also Monday, Arthur Zanetti gave Brazil its first gymnastics medal, a gold, on still rings by upsetting Chen Yibing, the ''Lord of the Rings,'' who won gold in Beijing and four of the last five world titles. Yang Hak-seon of South Korea added the gold medal on vault to his world title, sealing the victory with the most difficult vault being done in the world.
The Americans, meanwhile, went home empty-handed. Sam Mikulak finished fifth on vault and Douglas finished last on uneven bars.
Just getting here was a fight for Mustafina.