Gabby Douglas fails in uneven bars at London Olympics, lands on last placeBy Angel Cuala on Aug 7, 2012 in Europe, Sports •
US gymnast Gabby Douglas failed in the women’s uneven bars final at London Olympics on Monday, August 6, 2012, and eventually landed on the eighth and last place; after making history earlier for being the first African-American gymnast to become the individual all-around champion in Olympic history.
Gabby Douglas on uneven bars at London Olympics
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As noted at the official website of London 2012 that day, Gabby Douglas had a total score of 14.900 in the uneven bars event, where Aliya Mustafina of Russia won the gold medal after having a score of 16.133. He Kexin of China won the silver for her 15.933 score, and Elizabeth Tweddle of Britain landed as third.
“Gabby went the wrong way on her toe shoot full but covered up to finish her routine complete with double layout. Nice high release moves.” USA Gymnastics (@USAGym) tweeted after the event. The American gymnast then received a deduction for making that error while attempting a handstand.
“I tried to fight through it as much as I could. Toward the end of the Olympics, you just get mentally and physically tired.” The 16-year old gymnast was quoted in Los Angeles Times, who has another chance this Tuesday to win another gold medal in the women’s individual balance beam finals.
Douglas, also known as the ‘Flying Squirrel’ for her high-flying routines, won gold medals in both the individual and team all-around competitions last week. Kellogg Company immortalized her by placing her photo wearing her gold medal in the special edition box of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes.
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