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August 9, 2012 by Nicole Santosuosso
As the Olympic Games come to a close, we look back at the moments that made us jump from our seats, cheer in excitement, or maybe even shed a tear, and celebrate...also in this article
Gymnast / 1995 -
Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas is best known as the first African American to win the individual all-around event. She also won a team gold medal for the U.S. at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Track and Field Athlete / 1989 -
Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake holds the world record for the 4-by-100-meter relay. In 2012, he won a silver medal in both the 100-meter and 200-meter races, losing to rival and fellow Jamaican Usain Bolt in both events.
Track and Field Athlete / 1986 -
Usain Bolt became the first man in Olympic history to win both the 100-meter and 200-meter races in world record times in 2008. Four years later, at the London Olympics, he became the first man to win gold medals in both the 100 and 200 at consecutive Olympic Games and the first man in history to set three world records in a single Olympic Games competition.