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Gabby Douglas ties Jordyn Wieber

Updated: June 8, 2012, 11:30 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- Four years after Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson's captivating rivalry at the Beijing Olympics, the Americans might have themselves another 1-2 punch.

Gabby Douglas pulled off something of an upset Friday night, tying world champion Jordyn Wieber after the first day at the U.S. gymnastics championships. The two finished with 60.650 points, with Aly Raisman 0.45 behind. The finals are Sunday.

"We're right where we need to be," John Geddert, Wieber's coach, insisted. "This ...

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