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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 04:33 PM

Major olympic victory! (spoiler alert edited at mod request)

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a wonderful spoiler, but don't read if you want to watch Olympics tonight and be surprised ....




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Gabby won the all-around gold medal in gymnastics at the Olympics.

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Reply Major olympic victory! (spoiler alert edited at mod request) (Original post)
kwassa Aug 2012 OP
cyndensco Aug 2012 #1
Bluenorthwest Aug 2012 #2
monmouth Aug 2012 #3
Patiod Aug 2012 #4
kwassa Aug 2012 #5
goclark Aug 2012 #6

Response to kwassa (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 04:34 PM

1. GO GABBY!

Now I can watch.

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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 04:47 PM

2. She's soooo amazing!

Go Gabby indeed!

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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 04:59 PM

3. There was an adorable pic of her at HuffPo smiling with her medal...n/t

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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:30 PM

4. The Flying Squirrel indeed!

So much strength in such a small package!

My admiration for all 5 of those young ladies is unbounded.

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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:35 PM

5. Dominique Dawes on Gabby.

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/olympics/london/gymnastics/story/2012-08-02/London-Olympics-Gabby-Douglas-gymnastics-Christine-Brennan/56719036/1

Douglas said she didn't think about being the first African-American to win this title, but others certainly did. Veteran Olympic gold medalist Dominique Dawes was watching Douglas compete from the press tribune, trying to keep her hands from shaking.

"I am such a nervous ninny," the 35-year-old Dawes said. "I feel like Gabby is my child or something. I am so anxious for her to win."

In 1996 in Atlanta, Dawes, a member of the Magnificent Seven, was hoping to become the first African-American to win an individual all-around medal, but fell on the floor exercise and finished well out of the top three. Sixteen years later, the history that Dawes hoped to achieve was made by Douglas. "I know it will have an enormous impact on encouraging African-Americans and other minorities to go into the sport of gymnastics," said Dawes, who is working as an analyst for foxsports.com here. Dawes said she has received e-mails and messages on Twitter throughout these Games from women her age telling her that she was their role model. "And now," she said, "they are telling me that Gabby is the role model for their daughters."

As Douglas talked to reporters, she never broke down, never shed a tear. The way she celebrated was the way she competed, with a calmness and confidence that she has been exuding throughout this spectacular year.Dawes, on the other hand, couldn't begin to control her emotions. The tears rolling down her cheeks were a long time coming.

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Sat Aug 4, 2012, 07:32 AM

6. What a performance!





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