16-year-old Gabby Douglas just made history and is named the first African-American to win the all-around Olympic gold medal, the biggest individual prize in gymnastics.
She is known as â€œThe Flying Squirrel,â€ and completely out-performed, dominated the competition, and before her closest competitor, Russiaâ€™s Victoria Komova even finished her floor routine, everyone in the area knew Douglas was the winner.
Gabby spoke on her win:
â€œI wanted to seize the moment,â€
â€œIt hasnâ€™t sunk in yet. Team finals hasnâ€™t sunk in yet. But it will.â€
With her history-making performance, Douglas is sure to be the talk of the games now, securing her place along side legendary gymnasts like Mary Lou Retton, Carly Patterson, and Nastia Liukin.
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