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8/2/12 at 03:17 PM 6 Comments

Olympic Gymnast Gabby Douglas Praises God After Winning the All-Around Gold

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With a score of 62.232, U.S. Athlete Gabrielle "Gabby" Douglas is now the first African-American woman to ever win the gold medal in Women's Gymnastics All-Around. The 16-year-old celebrated the moment with a tribute to God.

"Let all that I am praise the LORD; may I never forget the good things He does for me," she tweeted.

Douglas also stated on her Twitter account that she loves "my family, dogs & most importantly God :)"

The Virginia native scored a spot on the U.S. Women's Gymnastics team after she defied expectations at the American Cup in March. Though she competed in the Cup as an alternate, Douglas outscored the favorite of the U.S. Gymnastic team, Jordyn Wieber.

Doulgas beat out Wieber again to nab a qualifing spot for the All-Around final. She then topped Viktoria Komova of Russia for the gold metal in the event. This is Douglas' second gold medal of the London Summer Olympic games.

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