Headlined by Jordyn Wieber, Team USA was expected to win team gold and the highly touted “Fab Five” didn’t disappoint. But what did surprise many was Wieber’s failure to make it into the all-around competition. Instead, Gabby Douglas made history by becoming the first black athlete to win gymnastics all-around gold.
By the end of the gymnastics competition, the American women had collected five medals including Aly Raisman’s floor exercise gold and balance beam bronze and McKayla Maroney’s silver in the vault. Maroney’s disappointed smirk during her medal presentation resulted in a viral sensation including a flurry of hilarious memes titled “McKayla Is Not Impressed.”
But ultimately, it was Douglas that arguably made the biggest impact of the five young athletes and was sure to let share her faith publicly in the following moments.
“I give all the glory to God,” she told NBC after her all-around gold medal performance. “It’s kind of a win-win situation. The glory goes up to Him and the blessings fall down on me.”
Photo courtesy of Team USA
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