So Happy for Gabby Douglas, Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte!

So awesome she accomplished that – and at 16! She still can’t vote or legally drink.

Gabby Douglas has won the gold medal in women’s all-around, adding it to the team gold she shared with her teammates on Tuesday.

Douglas became the third straight American to win gymnastics’ biggest prize, taking the lead on the first event with an impressive vault. She finished with a score of 62.232, less than three-tenths ahead of Russia’s Viktoria Komova.

Douglas brought the house down with her energetic floor routine, and U.S. teammates Jordyn Wieber, McKayla Maroney and Kyla Ross jumped to their feet and cheered when she finished.

American Aly Raisman finished tied for the bronze but lost a tiebreaker and had to settle for fourth place. (AP)

The water at the Olympic pool in London was liquid gold for the United States. The Americans claimed three gold medals in swimming events.

Michael Phelps continued to add to his record personal Olympic medal collection. Number 20 overall and his record 16th gold medal came in the 200-meter individual medley. Phelps became the first male swimmer to win the same individual event in three straight Olympics. He outdueled teammate Ryan Lochte who settled for a silver medal about 30 minutes after he won the bronze in the 200-meter backstroke.

The gold in that event was won by Tyler Clary who posted an Olympic record time of 1 minute, 53.41 seconds. That improved on Lochte’s mark of 1:53.94 set at the 2008 Beijing Games.

Rebecca Soni posted a world record in the women’s 200-meter breaststroke. She became the first women to break the 2 minute, 20 second barrier with a time of 2 minutes, 19.59 seconds. That was one-hundredth of a second faster than the mark she set in the semifinals on Wednesday. (AP)


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