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Got chalk? Gymnasts stick it at the women's individual all-around finals

The U.S.'s "flying squirrel" has a new, highly coveted title: Olympic all-around champion. On Thursday, August 2, Gabrielle Douglas won the gold medal in the women's individual all-around gymnastics final, just two days after she and her teammates captured their first team title since 1996. Russia's Victoria Komova took the silver medal, and her teammate Aliya Mustafina finished third.

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Gabrielle Douglas of the U.S. prepares to compete in the balance beam during the women's individual all-around gymnastics final in the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 2, 2012. Douglas won the gold medal.

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Gabrielle Douglas of the U.S. competes in the balance beam during the individual all-around finals on August 2, 2012.

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Canada's Dominique Pegg competes in the floor exercise on August 2, 2012. Pegg finished in the 17th position.

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Russia's Aliya Mustafina performs on the balance beam during the women's individual all-around gymnastics final. Mustafina nabbed the bronze medal.

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Gymnast Hannah Whelan from Britain performs on the balance beam during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition, in which she finished 24th.

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Silver medalist, Russia's Victoria Komova, performs on the uneven bars.

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Romania's Larisa Andreea Iordache loses her balance (but does not fall) as she performs on the balance beam.

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Rebecca Tunney of Britain gestures after performing her floor exercise during the women's individual all-around gymnastics final, where she placed 13th.

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Marta Pihan-Kulesza of Poland performs her floor exercise. Pihan-Kulesza finished in 19th place.

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Japan's Rie Tanaka competes in the floor exercise during the women's individual all-around gymnastics final.

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Gabby Douglas earned the nicknamed “the flying squirrel” for the incredible height she gets on the uneven bars.

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Celine van Gerner of the Netherlands performs on the balance beam.

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China's Deng Linlin competes in the balance beam during the all-around gymnastics final, where she finished 6th.

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Australia's Ashleigh Brennan competes in the floor exercise.

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Britain's Imogen Cairns performs on the balance beam.

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Elisabeth Seitz of Germany performs on the uneven bars during the all-around final.

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Canadian gymnast Dominique Pegg performs on the balance beam.

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Gabby Douglas of the U.S. waves next to her coach Liang Chow after finishing first place in the women's individual all-around gymnastics final.

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Silver medallist Victoria Komova of Russia reacts after learning the results of the all-around gymnastics final.

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A ballet show is performed before the start of the women's individual all-around gymnastics final in the North Greenwich Arena.

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