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 “The Flying Squirrel,” and completely out-performed, dominated the competition, and before her closest competitor, Russia’s Victoria Komova even finished her floor routine, everyone in the area knew Douglas was the winner.

Gabby spoke on her win:

“I wanted to seize the moment,”

“It hasn’t sunk in yet. Team finals hasn’t sunk in yet. But it will.”

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.

CONGRATULATIONS GABBY!

 

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