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2012 Olympics, Women's Gymnastics All-Around Final: Gabby Douglas Wins Gold Medal

The 'fab five' of women's gymnastics have already made history at the 2012 London Olympic games by taking the women's gymnastics team competition earlier this week, but Americans Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman were hungry for more in the women's all-around competition.

And thanks to some of her best performances of her young career, Gabby Douglas earned herself the gold medal, the second Olympic gold for her this week.

Douglas was lights out on Thursday, scoring 15.500 or higher in her first three rotations of the day. Douglas had the lead with 47.199 points entering the fourth and final rotation, performing the most important floor exercise of her life to claim the title.

Russia's Victoria Komova would claim the silver medal with 46.873 points, followed by teammate Aliya Mustafina with 44.966 to take home the bronze. Both put the pressure on Douglas with impressive floor routines as well, but Douglas eventually fended them off to claim the gold.

Douglas' teammate Aly Raisman was in fifth place heading into the final rotation after shaky performances on the parallel bars and balance beam. Her score of 15.133 on the floor exercise brought her within striking distance of claiming a medal, though Komova and Mustafina edged her out of a trip to the podium.

Check out SI's complete medal tracker here.

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