London Olympics: Douglas wins all-around title, giving her 2nd gold

Thursday, August 2, 2012 | 12:53 p.m. CDT; updated 3:24 p.m. CDT, Thursday, August 2, 2012
U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas performs on the balance beam during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics on Thursday in London.

LONDON — Make it a pair of Olympic gymnastics gold medals for Gabby Douglas, who added the all-around title Thursday to the one she won with the U.S. team two nights ago at the London Games.

Douglas became the third straight American to win gymnastics' biggest prize, taking the lead on the first event Thursday and never really letting anyone else get close. She finished with a score of 62.232, less than three-tenths ahead of Viktoria Komova of Russia. Russian Aliya Mustafina won the bronze.

Douglas brought the house down with her energetic floor routine, and U.S. teammates Jordyn Wieber, McKayla Maroney and Kyla Ross jumped to their feet and cheered when she finished. Douglas flashed a smile and coach Liang Chow lifted her off the podium.

Komova's floor routine was impressive, as well, and she stood at the center of the arena staring intently at the scoreboard, her folded hands at her mouth. When the final standings flashed, her head dropped and she hurried to the sidelines, tears falling.

Douglas finished with a score of 62.232, about three-tenths ahead of the Russian.


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Michael Williams August 2, 2012 | 1:44 p.m.

The first time I saw that HUGE smile, I knew for whom I would yell. Absolutely infectious, a delightful young woman.

I wish I had not read this article; I wanted to wait until this evening and see how it all came out. Gee whiz, Missourian.....couldn't you have entitled the article something like, "If you wanna know how it turned out, click here"?

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