Gabby Douglas wins all-around gymnastics title, her 2nd gold

  • Article by: RACHEL BLOUNT , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 3, 2012 - 7:00 AM

On her way to North Greenwich Arena on Thursday, Gabrielle Douglas looked out the bus window and saw an omen. Rain had begun to fall in London, and her mother, Natalie Hawkins, had always told her that meant something big was about to happen.

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tooty123Aug. 2, 12 1:37 PM

Great for Gabby! She is a delight to watch and I'll be watching tonight to see her smile, again. Neat!

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WHIMSEYAug. 2, 12 1:38 PM

Good for her. New name..."The Flying Ace!"

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charles3Aug. 2, 12 1:48 PM

Wonderful result. Great performance Gabby.

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gardygoneAug. 2, 12 2:08 PM

why on earth does the strib put the results on their front page without a heading titled "Spoiler Alert?" This is horrible to see the results before they can be watched. We try to stay away from the news/Internet/talk radio to watch the tape delayed events.

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muffedAug. 2, 12 2:14 PM

Thanks for the spoiler Strib, no point in watching tonight now

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cuso26Aug. 2, 12 2:19 PM

Is it me, or are all the media outlets doing a TERRIBLE job of trying to keep things unspoiled this year?

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hitherAug. 2, 12 3:00 PM

Nice to see people are sensitive to what a name means, particularly in this case. But I suggest her achievement works to revise the very meaning of her nickname, obviating any diminutive downside to it. Flying squirrel does indeed mean champion now. Besides, it really does fit her physique. She might want to keep it, laughing all the way to Gold.

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jdlellis1Aug. 2, 12 3:50 PM

Might it be suggested to "fans" who want the drama to take a different perspective and appreciate the athleticism of Gabby and the event. Frankly these events are more enjoyable by turning off the sound as many of the announcers like to hear themselves talk and talk too much about irrelevant stuff.

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welfarequeenAug. 2, 12 4:12 PM

A SPOILER ALERT would have been nice!

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charles3Aug. 2, 12 4:48 PM

"Spoiler Alert"...... do you want to know what is going on in the world? or wait for NBC to tell you their take on it 6 or 8 hours later??

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