It has been another golden moment for American gymnast Gabby Douglas.
Only 2 days ago, Douglas and her teammates won the Women’s Team All-Around gold medal in London. It was the first time since Keri Strug’s amazing vault in ’96 that the Americans have taken the team gold. The U.S. Women’s team may have been concerned as the the reigning All-Around Champion Jordyn Wieber failed to qualify for the individual round. She finished 4th in qualifying but with only 2 competitors from any country allowed to move forward she was not allowed to compete for an individual medal.
Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas qualified 2nd and 3rd for the Americans to move on in the individual competition. History was also against the American individual competitors as no American has ever won the team gold and individual gold in the same Olympics. Yet the pressure that destroyed the China Women’s team in the team competition would not find it’s way to Gabby Douglas! She had the highest vault score(15.966) and highest balance beam score (15.50). Her other two events, uneven bars and floor exercise, were not let downs as she finished with the 3rd and 4th highest scores in those events. It was great performance for the Virginia Beach native as she became the 3rd American in a row to win this event. Russian Viktoria Komova earned the silver medal. The bronze was awarded to 2010 World Champion Russian Aliya Mustafina over Raisman
due to a tiebreaker after their total scores were tied.
Straitpinkie loves a champion, and Gabby Douglas is the World Champion!