What do you mean the Olympics are over in 4 days?
Even before Gabby Douglas finished her floor exercise routine, her final event on Thursday, she flashed her irrepressible grin, and the crowd loved it. Fans clapped along and roared, knowing full well that they were looking at the gymnast who was likely the new Olympic champion. Though two more gymnasts in the individual all-around event had yet to compete on the floor, Douglas did not have to fret. Her performance was already good enough for gold — and good enough for her to make history. By winning, she became the first African-American Olympic all-around champion. [x]
real life ninjas: Kayla Harrison (Team USA)
Gabrielle Douglas captures gold in the women’s gymnastics all-around competition. She becomes the first African-American woman to win this title and the first American woman to capture gold in both individual and team events in the same Olympics.
plot twist: the NBC Olympic reporters actually have decent commentary
plot twist: all the NBC olympic reporters are forced to compete in the Hunger Games and the winner gets to interview Michael Phelps
real life garden gnomes: Abby Wambach (Team USA)
Team USA icons: Ryan Lochte, Jordyn Wieber, Gabby Douglas (100px by 100 px) (please feel free to use them)
flawless mermaids of the pool: Dana Vollmer (Team USA/ World Record Holder 100m Butterfly) North Texas Native Represent!
flawless mermaids of the pool: Lia Neal (Team USA)