Gabby Douglas wins gold in all-around

    Gabby Douglas just took home the gold in the Olympic women’s gymnastics individual all-around!

    Gabby captured the gold medal with a total of 62.232, leading in every category. The 16-year-old gymnast from Virginia Beach pulled off flawless performances in all the events from vault to high bars to the floor routine.

    Commentators noted that she didn’t earn anything less than a 15.033 throughout the competition.

    A total of 62.232 put Gabby just .57 points ahead of her closest competitor, Russian gymnast Victoria Komova, who won the silver. Her teammate Alyia Mustafina took bronze.  Gabby’s teammate Aly Raisman came in fourth.

    Upon winning Gabby grabbing the gold, the crowd broke out into a chant of "USA." Victoria was noticeably upset by missing the top spot as she was spotted sobbing in a chair and being comforted by her teammate.

    This is the third Olympics in a row that the U.S. has taken the gold in the women’s gymnastics individual all-around. Carly Patterson won the title in Athens at the 2004 Olympics while Nastia Liukin won gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. 

    This marks the second gold medal of the 2012 London Olympics for Gabby, who is the first Black girl ever to win the Olympic women’s gymnastics individual all-around.

     

     

    —Sonya Eskridge

     

     

     

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