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On to Olympic Trials for Buckeye’s Gabby Douglas

The P&G US Gymnastics Championships were held June 24-26, in St Louis. These are the Championships of the USA and they are used to determine the makeup of the US National Teams. This year they also served as a qualifier for advancement to the Olympic Trials. Those Trials will be held in San Jose July 8-10. Buckeye gymnast Gabby Douglas finished 4th in the All Around and was named to the US National Team and she also advanced to the Olympic Trials next month. Gabby is the 2012 Olympic Champion and she is trying for a rare repeat trip to the Olympics with the hope of winning more medals and making more history. Gabby was the first African-American to be Olympic Champion after winning Gold in the All Around competition in London four years ago. Now she is competing to make history again as the first female Olympic Champion to return to the subsequent Olympic Games and win an individual Olympic Medal. This repeat has not ocurred since the great Nadia Comaneci did so in the 1976 and 1980 Games. Good luck Gabby.

David Holcomb

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