Gabby Douglas

Gabby Douglas Wins All-Around Gold Medal

The 16 year old became the first African American to win the illustrious prize

by #teamEBONY, August 02, 2012

Gabby Douglas

Gabby Douglas won the women's all-around title today, becoming the third straight American to win gymnastics' biggest prize and the first African-American. It's her second gold medal of the London Games, coming two nights after she and her "Fierce Five" teammates gave the United States its first Olympic title since 1996.

"I wanted to seize the moment," Douglas said. "It hasn't sunk in yet. Team finals hasn't sunk in yet. But it will."

In the lead from the first event, Douglas finished the night by rocking the O2 Arena with her electric floor routine, flashing a dazzling smile and lots of pizzazz. When her score posted 62.232, coach Liang Chow told Douglas she had won the gold.

With her outstanding performance in the Olympics, cheerful personality, and charming backstory, many say that the 16 year old Douglas is poised to become the biggest star in gymnastics since Mary Lou Retton.

Read it at ESPN.



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