UPDATED: GABRIELLE DOUGLAS TAKES GOLD IN WOMEN’S ALL AROUND!
Updated on 8/2/12: Gabby Douglas,16, made history today(Thursday) by becoming the first African-American to win the women’s all-around title.
Make it a pair of Olympic gymnastics gold medals for Gabby Douglas, who added the all-around title Thursday to the one she won with the U.S. team two nights ago at the London Games.
Douglas became the third straight American to win gymnastics’ biggest prize, taking the lead on the first event Thursday and never really letting anyone else get close. She finished with a score of 62.232, less than three-tenths ahead of Viktoria Komova of Russia. Aliya Mustafina won the bronze.
Douglas brought the house down with her energetic floor routine, and U.S. teammates Jordyn Wieber, McKayla Maroney and Kyla Ross jumped to their feet and cheered when she finished. Douglas flashed a smile and coach Liang Chow lifted her off the podium. (Read More)
Original: Gabrielle Douglas along with her Olympic teammates helped the U.S. win its first gold in women’s gymnastics since the 1996 Olympic games.
Gabby and the rest of the “Fab Five”, as they have been coined, have had a great showing at the London Games. Gabby’s outstanding scores, including her 15.966 in vault ave put the USA over the top and send them straight to the gold! Gabby and her teammates made Americans everywhere proud, especially those in the stands as chants of “USA! USA!” resonated through the crowd of onlookers.
Also for Gabby, she along with Aly Raisman, advanced to the women’s All-around event to compete for indiviual medals.
Way to bring home the gold! #TEAMUSA