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Gabrielle Douglas wins the all-around
Douglas and her irrepressible smile vaulted into gymnastics immortality when she became the fourth American and third straight to win the all-around gold. The 16-year-old jumped out to an early lead on the first apparatus and never relinquished it as she hit mark after mark. Douglas is also the first African-American to win the all-around and the first U.S. gymnast to win both the all-around and team gold at the same Olympics.