London 2012 – Day 6: All-Around Gold

 Gymnast Gabby Douglas, of the United States’ “Fab Five,” claimed the gold medal in the Women’s Gymnastics All-Around final on the sixth day of Olympic competition.  Douglas’ four scores (15.966 [vault], 15.73 [uneven bars], 15.5 [balance beam], 15.033 [floor]) earned her the right to be called the best all-around female gymnast in the world.  Douglas’…

London 2012 – Day 3: Gold Fish

 United States swimmer Missy Franklin led the American school of gold-fish by winning the gold medal (her first individual Olympic medal) and establishing a new American record in the 100 meter backstroke final.  Franklin won a race including “six of the ten greatest swimmers of all time,” including Australian favorite to win Emily Seebohm.  Franklin’s impressive victory came within ten minutes…