Video| Gabrielle Douglas Wins OLYMPIC GOLD In Women’s Gymnastics Final!


Gold medallist Gabrielle Douglas of the U.S. holds her medal after the women’s individual all-around gymnastics final in the North Greenwich Arena at the London 2012 Olympic Games August 2, 2012
—-REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Olympic Results: Gabrielle Douglas wins gold for U.S. in women’s individual all-around gymnastics final.

Gabby Douglas executed everything she needed to on Thursday in the women’s all-around gymnastics competition at the 2012 Olympics, and earned her second gold medal in three days for her efforts. She made a bit of Olympic history in the process, too.

Douglas led after every rotation and held off Russia’s Viktoria Komova and Aliya Mustafina with strong performances on the balance beam (15.500, best on the apparatus) and floor exercise (15.033, just .033 off her best mark of the Games) to win the all-around gold with 62.232 points, becoming the third straight American gymnast to do so, following Carly Patterson in 2004 and Shawn Johnson in 2008.

Komova needed a 15.360 on the floor to beat Douglas, but only pulled a 15.100, and had to settle for silver at 61.973.

That string of three straight wins in the all-around is a first for the U.S., and the second in Olympic history: the Soviet Union pulled the same feat in 1952, 1956, and 1960, the first three times the all-around competition was staged.

Douglas’ victory also makes her the first American women’s gymnast to win both team and all-around gold, the first African-American and first gymnast to win all-around gold, and just the second U.S. gymnast to ever do so. (Over a century ago, in the 1904 Olympics, Julian Lenhart won the men’s all-around and led Team USA to men’s team gold.)

3 Chics will post the and photos of Gabby’s winning events when available.

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Gabrielle Douglas of the U.S. waves next to her coach Liang Chow (R) after competing her floor exercise during the women’s individual all-around gymnastics final in the North Greenwich Arena at the London 2012 Olympic Games August 2, 2012.
—-REUTERS/Dylan Martinez


US gymnast Gabrielle Douglas performs on the vault during the artistic gymnastics women’s individual all-around final at the 02 North Greenwich Arena in London on August 2, 2012 during the London 2012 Olympic Games.
—AFP PHOTO / THOMAS COEX


Gabrielle Douglas of the U.S. tapes her hand after performing on the vault during the women’s individual all-around gymnastics final in the North Greenwich Arena at the London 2012 Olympic Games August 2, 2012.
—- REUTERS/Mike Blake


Gold medallist Gabrielle Douglas of the U.S. gives thumbs up after the women’s individual all-around gymnastics final in the North Greenwich Arena at the London 2012 Olympic Games August 2, 2012.
—REUTERS/Mike Blake


Gabrielle Douglas of the U.S. is greeted by her coach after competing in the balance beam during the women’s individual all-around gymnastics final in the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 2, 2012.
—-REUTERS/Dylan Martinez


Gabrielle Douglas of the U.S. rubs chalk on her hands before competing in the balance beam during the women’s individual all-around gymnastics final in the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 2, 2012.
—REUTERS/Brian Snyder


Gold medallist Gabrielle Douglas of the U.S. waves next to her coach Liang Chow (L) after the women’s individual all-around gymnastics final in the North Greenwich Arena at the London 2012 Olympic Games August 2, 2012.
—REUTERS/Dylan Martinez


Gabrielle Douglas is seen before competing in the floor exercise during the women’s individual all-around gymnastics final in the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 2, 2012.
—REUTERS/Brian Snyder


U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas is hugged by coach Liang Chow after her final and deciding performance on the floor during the artistic gymnastics women’s individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.
—-AP Photo/Julie Jacobson


U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas is hugged by coach Liang Chow after her performance on the floor during the artistic gymnastics women’s individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.
—AP Photo/Julie Jacobson


Gabrielle Douglas of the U.S. embraces coach Liang Chow after competing on the asymmetric bars during the women’s individual all-around gymnastics final in the North Greenwich Arena at the London 2012 Olympic Games August 2, 2012.
—REUTERS/Dylan Martinez


Mothers of Gabrielle Douglas and Alexandra Raisman of the U.S. embrace as they learn the results during the women’s individual all-around gymnastics final in the North Greenwich Arena at the London 2012 Olympic Games August 2, 2012.
—REUTERS/Mike Blake


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, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.
—-AP Photo/Julie Jacobson


US gymnast Gabrielle Douglas celebrates with the gold medal on the podium of the women’s team final of the artistic gymnastics event of the London Olympic Games on July 31, 2012 at the 02 North Greenwich Arena in London.
— EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/GettyImages


U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas reacts after her performance on the floor during the artistic gymnastics women’s individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.
—AP Photo/Julie Jacobson


U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas waves to the audience after her final and deciding performance on the floor, followed by coach Liang Chow during the artistic gymnastics women’s individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.
—AP Photo/Julie Jacobson


US gymnast Gabrielle Douglas listens to her country’s national anthem as she poses on the podium with her gold medal after winning the artistic gymnastics women’s individual all-around final at the 02 North Greenwich Arena in London on August 2, 2012 during the London 2012 Olympic Games. Douglas won ahead of Russia’s gymnasts Victoria Komova and Aliya Mustafina.
— THOMAS COEX/AFP/GettyImages


US gymnast Gabrielle Douglas celebrates after she won the artistic gymnastics women’s individual all-around final at the 02 North Greenwich Arena in London on August 2, 2012 during the London 2012 Olympic Games.
—THOMAS COEX/AFP/GettyImages


A combination of pictures shows Gabrielle Douglas of the U.S. competing in the four different apparatus of the women’s individual all-around gymnastics final in the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 2, 2012. Douglas took the Olympic Games by storm on Thursday when she won the all-around gold medal ahead of Russian Victoria Komova. The pictures show from top left, clockwise: balance beam, vault, floor and asymmetric bars.
—REUTERS/Dylan Martinez, Phil Noble and Mike Blake


Natalie Hawkins, the mother of US gymnast Gabrielle Douglas, smiles after her daughter won the artistic gymnastics women’s individual all-around final at the 02 North Greenwich Arena in London on August 2, 2012 during the London 2012 Olympic Games. Douglas won ahead of Russia’s gymnasts Victoria Komova and Aliya Mustafina.
—-DUNAND/AFP/GettyImages


US gymnast Gabrielle Douglas waves on the podium after winning the artistic gymnastics women’s individual all-around final at the 02 North Greenwich Arena in London on August 2, 2012 during the London 2012 Olympic Games. Douglas won ahead of Russia’s gymnasts Victoria Komova and Aliya Mustafina.
—EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/GettyImages


US gymnast Gabrielle Douglas poses on the podium with her gold medal after winning the artistic gymnastics women’s individual all-around final at the 02 North Greenwich Arena in London on August 2, 2012 during the London 2012 Olympic Games. Douglas won ahead of Russia’s gymnasts Victoria Komova and Aliya Mustafina.
—EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/GettyImages


US gymnast Gabrielle Douglas celebrates on the podium after winning the artistic gymnastics women’s individual all-around final at the 02 North Greenwich Arena in London on August 2, 2012 during the London 2012 Olympic Games. Douglas won ahead of Komova and Mustafina.
—-THOMAS COEX/AFP/GettyImages


Gabrielle Douglas of the U.S. performs her floor exercise during the women’s individual all-around gymnastics final in the North Greenwich Arena at the London 2012 Olympic Games August 2, 2012.
—REUTERS/Phil Noble

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33 Responses to Video| Gabrielle Douglas Wins OLYMPIC GOLD In Women’s Gymnastics Final!

  1. Ametia says:

    Va. Beach mural honors Olympian Gabby Douglas
    By Stacy Parker
    The Virginian-Pilot
    © August 10, 2012
    VIRGINIA BEACH

    You know the face.
    Young, bright, beaming with that “I’m bringing home two gold medals” smile.
    It belongs to Gabby Douglas. And two local artists are doing their part to make sure the same face that will adorn Corn Flakes boxes this fall will be a fixture at home.

    Brothers Todd and Eric Lindbergh have spent the past four days tending to every detail of her mug, meticulously painting the lines of her mouth, the arc of her eyes and the curves of her ears. The artists have created a tribute mural on an exterior wall at AJ Gator’s Sports Bar & Grill, 3908 Holland Road.

    “We wanted to do something with a positive message,” Todd Lindbergh said
    .

    http://hamptonroads.com/2012/08/va-beach-mural-honors-olympian-gabby-douglas

  2. Ametia says:

    REPOST
    Sun Aug 05, 2012 at 08:00 AM PDT.

    Gabby, Dominique, Barbara and Black women’s rarely rewarded quest for the recognition we deserve

    Inexperienced.
    Inconsistent.
    Insecure.
    Not focused.
    Unsteady.
    Lacks confidence.
    Can’t handle the pressure.
    Not ready.
    Not ready.
    Not ready.
    .
    These are just a few of the many negative adjectives used in the days preceding Gabrielle Douglas’ historic gold medal win in gymnastics this week. Search any antecedent video and print stories about Gabby done by NBC, ESPN, the New York Times, and just about every other bastion of American journalism. It is easy to confirm that, repeatedly, these were the descriptors that always managed to be worked into any statement about her gymnastic efforts or to describe this lovely 16-year-old athletic powerhouse in comparison to her (losing) teammates on the U.S. Olympic team. Even when talking heads and pundits begrudgingly acknowledge that the speed of Gabby Douglas’ rise to the top of the women’s Olympic mountain was meteoric, they still cannot quite grasp how it happened or why it happened.

    “The thing I love is that it makes people worry, it just shakes them up,” Douglas said of beating Wieber. “They say: ‘Dang, I am so shocked. I need to upgrade this and that and, oh gosh, where did she come from?’”

    It seems that little credit is given to what must have been extremely hard work, to rise from a non-entity in the world of gymnastics to holding its highest female honor in just 2 years. Little credit appears to be given to the fact that Gabby Douglas won the all-around medal precisely because she posted excellent scores on all 4 gymmastic apparatus, the balance beam, vault, uneven parallel bars and floor exercise (unlike her teammates, most of who did not even compete on all 4 and did not score as well as she did on those they did compete on).
    No credit at all is given to the resilience of her poor, single, Black mother; our nation doesn’t care about, let alone reward, the indomitable will and spiritual strength it takes to actually be a single Black mother in America raising four children. Or the strength it takes to allow your 14-year-old daughter, your baby, to move far far away in terms of literal and cultural distance to chase a dream. Hell, even after the team gold was won with Gabby being the highest scoring qualifier for the all around, the Today Show did a whole “Parents of the Fab 5″ segment in which it not once mentioned Gabby by name, although it was sure to let us know who Jordyn Wieber’s parents and Aly Raisman’s parents were. (It is Natalie Hawkins, btw, not Missy Parton, no matter how much the media is running around saying that Gabby had a white mother too.)

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/08/05/1116516/-Gabby-Dominique-Barbara-and-Black-women-s-rarely-rewarded-quest-for-the-recognition-we-deserve

  3. Tawana says:

    Wishing u the very best that life has to offer!!!
    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK:)

  4. Ametia says:

    Hat tip ms. johnnie. Thank you!

    Olympics 2012: “Racist” NBC Promo Airs After Gabby Douglas’ Gold Medal Win; Apology Issued

    NBC has issued an apology after a commercial, following Team USA gymnast Gabby Douglas’ victory, was deemed racist.

    Before the promo aired, the gymnast won her first Olympic gold medal for the all-around gymnastics, also becoming the first African-American to do so.

    NBC commentator Bob Costas said, “Much of America has fallen in love with Gabby Douglas. Also safe to say that there are some young African-American girls out there who tonight are saying to themselves, ‘Hey, I’d like to try that, too.'”

    And then, a promo for NBC’s upcoming show Animal Practice aired.

    The ad featured a small monkey with a smile on its face performing on a rings gymnastics event.

    Although a coincidence, viewers expressed frustration with the network accusing racism. For the Black community, referring them to monkeys has been used as a racial slur

    VIDEO:

    Read more at http://www.latinospost.com/articles/2610/20120804/olympic-2012-racist-nbc-promo-airs-after-gabby-douglas-gold-medal-win-apology-issued-video.htm#ybbBm1emlsBiIQvV.99

  5. johnnie stallings says:

    I am just a little old lady trying to make it in. You ladies are awesome .please know and understand your mission in this God’s earth. I love this site.

  6. SouthernGirl2 says:

    Congrats Gabby Douglass! Gabby signed a $90 million contract with Kellogg’s.

    Go get’em, Gabby!

    Gabby Douglass To Rake In Over $90 Million In Deals

    http://globalgrind.com/entertainment/gabby-douglas-inks-90-million-deal-kelloggs-cereal-gold-medal-details

  7. Ametia says:

    So NBC can’t let Gabby Douglas have her GOLD MEDAL MOMENT. they are showing old footage of Bella Karoli and Kari Shrugss, Dominique Moreciano. SMGDH

    PURE UNADULTERATED RACISM! Fuck’em!

    • johnnie stallings says:

      we are right!!! latino post…. “racist” nbc promo airs after Gabby Douglas Gold Medal win apology issued (video)

  8. Ametia says:

    The White World of Sports: What Gabby Douglas’ vault into Olympic history means
    Anna Holmes

    Late last night, minutes after NBC aired the much-anticipated cuticle-picker that was the Olympic women’s all-around gymnastics finals—hours after the event actually took place, of course—the broadcast director cut from an on-floor interview with gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas to a broadcast booth somewhere nearby. In it sat longtime NBC commentator and sports journalism veteran Bob Costas, his prime-time-friendly, man-child hairdo in perfect position.

    “You know, it’s a happy measure of how far we’ve come that it doesn’t seem all that remarkable, but still it’s noteworthy, Gabby Douglas is, as it happens, the first African-American to win the women’s all-around in gymnastics,” Costas intoned, his besuited left elbow resting comfortably on the anchor desk. “The barriers have long since been down, but sometimes there can be an imaginary barrier, based on how one might see oneself.”

    ( WHO WROTE THIS BS FOR COSTAS?)

    In a political and cultural environment in which the patriotism—the very Americanness—of people of color (including the current president of the United States) is often called into question, Costas’s scripted deep thought—his “little homily,” as one Twitterer called it—was at worst dishonest, at best naive. What leveled barriers, I wondered, was Mr. Costas referring to? Who, excepting the most Pollyanna-ish or cloistered of cultural observers—the type who assert the legitimacy of phrases like “post-racial”—would believe that Gabby Douglas’ challenges were primarily psychic, a statement that can be contradicted by pretty much any news story or feature profile on the 16-year old gymnast, all of which make no secret of the undeniable whiteness of being that is high-level American gymnastics? “Bob Costas just re-affirmed that the success of a black person means we’re not racist anymore. THANK GOD THAT’S OVER,” wrote the political writer Ana Marie Cox. A few moments later she offered a revision of sorts: “Ok what he said was ‘a barrier has fallen’ or somesuch but one person over the wall does not a fallen barrier make. TAKES NOTHING FROM GABS.”<b.
    Read the rest here:

    http://news.yahoo.com/the-white-world-of-sports–what-gabby-douglas%E2%80%99-vault-into-olympic-history-means.html

  9. Ametia says:

    Rev Al: “anybody worried about Gabby’s hair, should be worried about their HEAD.”

    BWA HA HA HAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  10. Ametia says:

    THIS RIGHT HERE:

    8.03.2012
    The coach behind the gold medal gymnast

    Unless you’ve been living in a media black hole, you know that 16-year-old Gabby Doublas of Virginia Beach, U-S-A won gold in the women’s gymnastics all-around final on Thursday: USA’s Gabby Douglas crowned Olympic champion in dramatic gymnastics all-around final.

    And if you’ve been watching, you’ve definitely seen that behind this high-flying pint-sized powerhouse is one hell of a coach, Liang Chow, who’s had his own extraordinary journey as a gymnast on China’s national team to becoming one of the leading women’s gymnastics coaches in the world.

    I love that photo above. America, indeed. Here’s a cool TIME profile on Liang Chow from last week: Liang Chow’s Gymnastics Coaching Journey: From Beijing to West Des Moines

    http://olympics.time.com/2012/07/26/liang-chows-gymnastics-coaching-journey-from-beijing-to-west-des-moines/

    http://blog.angryasianman.com/2012/08/the-coach-behind-gold-medal-gymnast.html

  11. majiir says:

    Gabby is awesome! The young lady won the artistic gymnastics women’s individual all-around final at the age of sixteen! Very impressive. I’m very proud of her and our other members of the U.S. Olympics Women’s Gymnastics Team.

  12. vitaminlover says:

    How precious!

  13. Tom Morrissey says:

    Such a wonderful combnation of loving people. Thank you for making this available. Thank you for the insightfulness. Thank you for the inspiration. A child shows us the quality of honest determination and hard work. Adults who simply support.

  14. Ametia says:

    I’ve got chills. THESE PHOTOS of GABBY ROCK!

  15. Ametia says:

    THANKS, RIKYRAH, FOR THE FAN-TAB-U-LOUS PHOTOS! Can’t wait to see the performance tonight.

  16. rikyrah says:

    photo/1

  17. rikyrah says:

    just added some pics

  18. rikyrah says:

    I knew you would be on the case.

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