It has been pretty much best case scenerio for USA women’s gymnastics.  The low point of the Olympics for the team happened at qualifying, when defending world champion Jordyn Wieber failed to qualify for the all around thanks to an asinine rule that each team is only allowed to have two competitors in the all around. Really? You don’t just want the top 24 gymnasts in the world? Who knows how things would have shaped up if Wieber had gotten over the hump. But that’s another story.  Wieber was able to bounce back, and had herself a great team competition just two night later.

Today is all about Gabby Douglas. Douglas led the women to a victory in the team competition, where Douglas was the only gymnast who competed in all four events. She came back two days later, and did it all over again. She took the lead on the vault, and she never let it go, as she took home the gold.  This marks the fourth time an American woman has won the all around, and incredibly, it’s the third straight Olympics! (Nastia Liukin in 2008 Carly Paterson in 2004). All video of the thrilling performance has been taken down, but you can catch her winning interview below.

 

Congrats again to Gabby Douglas, who absolutely owned the gymnastics portion of the 2012 London games. She will look to add to her medal total in the individual events on Saturday. Thanks for reading!