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Gabby Douglas Wins All-Around Gold Medal

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Gabrielle Douglas of the United States competes on the balance beam. (credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Gabrielle Douglas of the United States competes on the balance beam. (credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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(CBS Sports) – The U.S. has its three-peat in the women’s gymnastics individual all-around: Gabby Douglas has won the gold medal.

Purported to be the U.S.’s most talented all-around gymnast but also its most likely to make a critical error coming into the Games, Douglas has instead been the American team’s rock, putting together a virtually flawless performance to claim the Olympic title with a score of 62.232.

Russian Victoria Komova challenged Douglas every bit of the way but settled for silver at 61.973, a margin of only .269 points. Aliya Mustafina and American Aly Raisman tied for third at 59.566, but Mustafina won the tiebreaker for the bronze after both gymnasts’ lowest score was dropped.

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