Women's All-Around Gold Goes to ...
USA's Gabby Douglas takes first place
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 2, 2012 12:25 PM CDT
U.S. gymnast Gabby Douglas displays her gold medal.   (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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(Newser) – Might be time to get Gabby Douglas a new nickname. Olympic champ might work. Known as "The Flying Squirrel," Douglas won the women's all-around title today, becoming the third straight American to win gymnastics' biggest prize. It's her second gold medal of the London Games, coming two nights after she and her "Fierce Five" teammates gave the United States its first Olympic title since 1996.

Douglas rocked the O2 Arena with her electric floor routine, flashing a dazzling smile and lots of pizzazz. She finished with a score of 62.232, about three-tenths ahead of Viktoria Komova of Russia, runner-up at last year's world championships. Russia's Aliya Mustafina and USA's Aly Raisman finished with identical scores of 59.566, but the Russian got the bronze on a tiebreaker: The lowest scores for both gymnasts were dropped, and the remaining three were totaled. That gave Mustafina a total of 45.933 and Raisman 45.366.
 

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