Jordan Wieber halfway to London after 1st day of trials

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Jordan Wieber. (Kyle Terada, U.S. Presswire)
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By NANCY ARMOUR, AP National Writer

SAN JOSE, CA (AP) - Get that passport ready, Jordyn Wieber.

The reigning world champion appeared to be the only one not affected by nerves Friday, breezing through the first night of the Olympic trials and all but assuring herself the lone guaranteed spot on the five-woman London team.

Wieber finished with 61.7 points, 0.3 points ahead of Gabby Douglas, who had to work out of a hole after making a big error on uneven bars, her first event. Aly Raisman was third, almost 1.5 points behind Wieber.

Only the winner of the two-day trials is guaranteed a spot on the five-woman London squad. A selection committee will name the remaining four after Sunday's final.

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