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Afro-American teen cops 2nd gymnastics gold

LONDON, England (AP) — Make it a pair of Olympic gymnastics gold medals for Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Douglas, who added the allaround title yesterday to the one she won with the US 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 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. Aliya Mustafina won the bronze. Douglas brought the house down with her energetic floor routine, and US 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 centre of the arena staring intently at the scoreboard, her folded ha

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LONDON, England (AP) — Make it a pair of Olympic gymnastics gold medals for Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Douglas, who added the allaround title yesterday to the one she won with the US 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 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. Aliya Mustafina won the bronze.

Douglas brought the house down with her energetic floor routine, and US 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 centre 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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