Transcript for Gymnastics at Olympics 2012: Gabby Douglas Wins Gold
Day six, the best so far here in london, especially given that ground-breaking, historic gymnastics performance. When gabby douglas imploded under pressure at the national championships last year, a lot of people wondered how she would respond in this, her first olympic games. But the young woman who walked into that gym last night was a different person. A 4'11" ball of confidence. Carrying a smooth confidence, she began the best two hours of her life with a vault good enough to put her in first. And there, she stayed. Even on the uneven bars. Balanced on the balance beam. And finishing up with the floor exercise. Nailing her landings. Flashing a knowing smile. But the graceful victoria komova could beat her. The russian was good. But not good enough. Gabby douglas joins the mt. Rushmore of women's gymnastics. First african-american all-around champ. Hand to her heart as she waved her thanks. Meanwhile, the last 200 individual medley in the storied career of michael phelps. With ryan lochte in this event. It seems silly that the greatest of all-time wouldn't go out with another bang. And michael phelps is going to win gold. Reporter: A subtle smile came over his face, realizing what he had done. First time any swimmer has won the same event at three-consecutive games. One more record for a resume that now includes 20 olympic medals, 16 golds. Another note from the gym. It looked like american team captain, aly raisman, had a shot at bronze in the all-around. Even though she stumbled on the balance beam. And especially since russians a ahad a fall on the balance beam. But they are execution scores. Confusion, disappointment. Plenty of fodder for debate for this morning. Two big reasons for rejoicing in the pool last night. Rebecca soni broke her own world record in the breaststroke, giving her back-to-back golds in that event. Tweeting her picture with her biggest fan. Quote, finally got to see mom tonight. And tyler clary, in his first medal, upgraded to gold. By nipping favorite, ryan lochte, in the 200 meter breaststroke, as well.
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