Saturday, August 04, 2012

Golden Gabby

I haven't been following the Olympics, but the triumph of Gabby Douglas reminds me that what first fascinated me about the Olympic games were the women gymnasts, beginning in the 1976 Olympics and the young Russian Nadia.  Now Gabby Douglas, a member of the U.S. team that won the Gold Medal, has won her individual Gold Medal.   "Douglas is the first African-American and first woman of color in Olympic history to become the individual all-around champion, and the first American gymnast to win gold in both the individual all-around and team competitions at the same Olympics."  Congratulations! 

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