Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:57 PM
rocktivity (39,719 posts)
2012 Olympics: Gabby Douglas Wins Individual Women's Gymnastic Title
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Known as "The Flying Squirrel," (Gabby) Douglas won the women's all-around title Thursday night, 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.
Viktoria Komova of Russia, runner-up at last year's world championships...finished about three-tenths behind Douglas...
(Russian) Aliya Mustafina...and (American) Aly Raisman finished with identical scores of 59.566, but the Russian got the bronze on a tiebreak. The lowest scores for both gymnasts were dropped...(t)hat gave Mustafina a total of 45.933 and Raisman 45.366.
Douglas, meanwhile, is poised to become the biggest star since Mary Lou Retton...
You go, girl! I picked Lindsey Vonn, I picked Shawn "The Flying Tomato" White, and I picked YOU!!!
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Fri Aug 3, 2012, 05:22 AM
joeybee12 (49,786 posts)
2. Congrats to Gabby but I can't help but feel bad for the other American...
She tied for the bronze and the stupid-ass rule gives the tiebreaker to the Russian. Yeesh!