Sunday night should have sparkled for McKayla Maroney at the London Games, but while reaching for gold, she ended up landing on her butt.The 16-year-old USA gymnastic superstar was competing for gold in the vault – and was the favorite to win it – when on her second try, she slipped on the landing and ended up on her behind.
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Gabby Douglas flipped her way into Olympic history Thursday as the pint sized gymnast won a Gold Medal in the individual all-around finals.
In doing so, she became the third straight U.S. gymnast to win an Olympic all-around gold medal, the first U.S. gymnast to win an all-around gold medal and team gold medal during the same Olympics and the first African-American gymnast to win an all-around gold.
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