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Gabby Douglas gets the gold at the Olympic games

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U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas performs on the balance beam during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the London 2012 Summer Olympics, Aug. 2.

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Gabrielle Douglas is hugged by team coordinator Martha Karolyi after winning a gold medal in the women's individual all-around gymnastics final during the London 2012 Olympic Games, Aug. 2, 2012.

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U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas performs on the floor during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around final, Aug. 2, during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

AP reports: Known as "The Flying Squirrel," Douglas won the women's all-around title Thursday night, becoming the third straight American to win gymnastics' biggest prize and the first African-American. It's her second gold medal of the London Games, coming two nights after she and her "Fierce Five" teammates gave the United States its first Olympic title since 1996.

"I wanted to seize the moment," Douglas said. "It hasn't sunk in yet. Team finals hasn't sunk in yet. But it will." Full story.

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