Gabby Douglas: First Black Woman To Win All-Around Gold Medal In Gymnastics

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Gabby Douglas made history today by becoming the first African-American woman to win an all-around gold medal in gymnastics. Douglas led from start to finish with 62.232 points, topping Russia’s Victoria Komova who had 61.973. . Russia’s Aliya Mustafina took the bronze. American Aly Raisman finished fourth after a tie-break ruling. She and Mustafina finished with 59.566 but the Russian won the bronze because the tie-breaker combines their top three scores of the day. Her 16.1 on the unevens to Raisman’s 14.333 made the the difference.

Two years ago, for the first time, the USA took the top two spots in women’s all-around when Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson won gold and silver, respectively.

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