Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Gabby Does It Big as the U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team Takes the Gold!

I am so amped about this win by the superfantastically fabulous Gabby Douglas and her talented teammates on the U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team. In another life, I'd certainly be a gymnast! 

From the New York Times: United States Women Take Gold in Team Gymnastics All-Around Competition
"The United States women have decisively won their first women’s team gold since 1996, ultimately cruising to victory with a five-point cushion over the second-place Russians.
The team of Gabby Douglas, Kyla Ross, Jordyn Wieber, McKayla Maroney and Aly Raisman avoided major errors throughout, becoming the only the second American team to win gold in the Games."

"With gold in sight, Gabby Douglas gave the United States a strong opening in the floor with a 15.066.  The crowd, clapping along to the music, has engaged with a team besides the British for practically the first time all week."

"Americans did not flinch on the most daunting event, the balance beam. Kyla Ross led off with a 15.133, and Gabby Douglas did her one (tenth) better with a 15.233. Beam is traditionally Douglas’ weakest event, so passing through with a score that strong will be a major relief."

"The last American to perform [on the uneven bars], Gabby Douglas, was best of all, employing the soaring releases and clean catches that earned her the “Flying Squirrel” nickname."

"The American vault specialist McKayla Maroney delivered as promised, scoring a massive 16.233. Her teammates Wieber and Douglas turned in strong scores as well, identical marks of 15.933. These high scores on the most points-heavy apparatus should all but guarantee the Americans first place after the first rotation."

All photos credited to the New York Times. Be inspired by all of their Olympics photos

Keep Enjoyceinglife - just like the beautiful, talented and gold medal-winning Gabby Douglas!

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