Gabrielle Douglas captures gold in the women’s gymnastics all-around competition. She becomes the first African-American woman to win this title and the first American woman to capture gold in both individual and team events in the same Olympics.
Gabby Douglas, USA, Women’s All-Around Gold Medal
Gabby “The Flying Squirrel” Douglas has captured the gold medal in women’s all-around. Gabby becomes the first African American to win gold in the event.
Oh, and she turns 17 in December.
Gabrielle Douglas - Artistic Gymnastics women’s team final - 2012 Summer Olympics
The US women’s gymnastics team wins gold for the first time since 1996.
Gymnast Gabby Douglas, taken by Martin Schoeller for Time.