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She went on to compete at the Visa Championships in Boston, Massachusetts. Placing 16th  in that competition, Douglas was not eligible for the Junior Women's National Team. Due to this injury, she was not able to compete and missed the Covergirl US Classic. While she competed at the Visa Championships in Dallas, Texas, Douglas was unable to perform her full routines and competed only on balance beam and floor exercise.
Junior National Championships, Douglas won the silver medal on balance beam, placed fourth all-around and on vault, and tied for eighth on floor exercise. She also placed fifth all-around. She couldn't do much during this time, but this allowed her to improve her bar skills. She also placed second on floor, tied for third on beam, and placed fourth in the all-around and on vault.
National Championships in St. Paul, MinnesotaDouglas tied for third on bars and placed seventh all-around. Douglas also placed fifth in uneven bars.
Gabrielle Douglas wins London 2012 gymnastics all-around gold
However, her scores did not count towards winning the competition because she was an alternate. Classic in At the U. National Championships in June, Douglas won the gold medal in uneven bars, silver in the all-around, and bronze in floor. She then won the gold medal in the individual all-aroundbecoming the first African-American woman, as well as the first woman of color of any nationality, to win the event.
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She also became the fourth American woman to win Olympic all-around gold as well as the third straight to do so after Mary Lou Retton in Los Angeles inCarly Patterson in Athens in and Nastia Liukin in Beijing inall of whom were at the venue and watched Douglas equal their feat.
Although she was no longer training with Chow, she said that she was still preparing to compete in the Olympics.
Chow and his wife were delighted to have Gabby return to the Iowa gym, which they had not expected she would after her departure to Los Angeles in summer At that time they were also training promising junior Norah Flatleywho many considered similar to both Gabby and Shawn in performance style.
Douglas prevailed in a tight contest with the Russian favourite, Viktoria Komova, which came down to the very final floor routine.
Britain's Rebecca Tunney finished 13th after a charismatic showing but there was desperate disappointment for Hannah Whelan, whose vault score was wiped after she fell face down on landing. With no score at all given, Whelan finished in last place. She was distraught after the vault, and neither she nor Tunney could withhold their emotions as they left the arena. I'm just sorry I couldn't do any better for them. The four favourites — who included Mustafina and the US team captain, Aly Raisman — were competing in the same rotation, guaranteeing a nail-biting finish.
The absence of reigning world champion, Jordyn Wieber, which has been the talk of the week, was barely noticed.
Douglas and Raisman arrived on the back of a team gold won in ruthless style; there were few errors here, either, but in the end it was style that prevailed, with Douglas's flair and Komova's grace vying for prominence. Douglas top-scored on vault, where she seemed to have stuck her landing with superglue, then put in her signature acrobatic routine on bars — it could headline at the Cirque de Soleil — to maintain her lead halfway round. Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, was apparently here to see Komova, who had been the highest qualifier for the competition.
She looked miserable after her first piece, stepping off the landing strip as she landed her vault, and stalking away grimly. But a huge In the pre-show here the English National Ballet had danced scenes from Swan Lake and Komova showed no less grace in her own choreography.