Gabrielle Douglas, a 16-year-old from Virginia Beach,became the first black woman to win the all-around gold medal for women’s gymnastics at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Douglas earned her second Olympic gold medal and became the first African-American Olympics all-around gold medalist by slaying the competition with her, high-flying aerial tricks on the uneven bars, killing it on the balance beam display and a tumbling romp on the floor exercise mat.
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