By EnStarz Staff Writer, EnStarz | Aug 02, 2012 04:06 PM EDT
TEAM USA's Gabby Douglas took the gold medal in the all-around women's gymnastics at the London Olympic Games 2012 Thursday.
Team USA fans were raving about Douglas online.
"Gabby. Great Job...Watching you is a Dream come true. Go Girl..." user TheBrie2fly wrote on YouTube.com.
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Douglas became the first African-American to win the all-around title with a total score of 62,232.
She bested Russian gymnast Victoria Komova who ended in tears. This was Douglas' second gold medal in London.
Douglas, dubbed " The Flying Squirrel" told reporters about how good it felt to win.
"It just feels amazing to be called the Olympic champion," Douglas told a news conference, chattering at high speed. "I am on cloud nine."
Douglas had tough training to get her this far. She moved to Iowa to train with Liang Chow, coach of 2008 Olympian Shawn Johnson. She even trained alongside the Olympic silver medal-winner until Johnson's retirement in June 2012.
Training with a past Olympic winner could only have helped Douglas prepare for this monumental step in her career of competing in the 2012 Olympics and along with her women's USA gymnastics team. Douglas' team won the first Olympic gold medal for USA since the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia - where the U.S. women's gymnastics team won its first- ever team gold.
Watch her Routine below:
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