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It looks as if 16 year old Gabrielle made history by becoming the first African-American to win a gold medal in the Women’s Gymnastic Individual All-Around Competition during the London 2012 Olympic Games. That was her second medal as she and her teammates known as the ‘Fierce Five” took gold in the Women’s team competition. This was the team’s first Olympic title since 1996.
According to ESPN, Douglas expressed herself saying, “I wanted to seize the moment,” Douglas said. “It hasn’t sunk in yet. Team finals hasn’t sunk in yet. But it will.” In the lead from the first event, Douglas finished the night by rocking the O2 Arena with her electric floor routine, flashing a dazzling smile and lots of pizzazz. When her score posted 62.232, coach Liang Chow told Douglas she had won the gold.
Looking back on the summer Olympics, Douglas reminded me of the 1996 summer Olympics and Dominique Dawes outstanding performance. With this being the start of her Olympic career, one can only imagine what is next for Gabrielle Douglas in the years to come. Douglas will be a household name and an inspiration to many. She recently became the new face on the Kellogg’s Corn Flakes cereal box. It has been reported that Douglas’ endorsement deals could reach as high as $90 million dollars with P&G brand name products included. I am sure that America will see a lot more of Gabrielle Douglas.
Is K. Michelle from Love & Hip Hop Atlanta dating Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte? It has been all over the internet that the two have been dating. However, both are denying that they were ever together. The two are stating that they are single and just friends. K. Michelle did an interview on GlobalGrind.com to set the record straight and talk about what type of relationship she and Lochte have.
According to MediaTakeOut, who refers to Lochte as Luchte: “K.Michelle is in a bit of a dilemma … she’s currently dating one of the most popular Olympians, Ryan Luchte, but he’s not claiming her. Why you ask? Well, people close to Ryan don’t think that K. Michelle has the right image for the OLYMPIAN. As one person in the know puts it, ‘K. Michelle is real hood … that’s not the image he wants to portray. Besides it’s never good for a handsome man to tell people that he has a girlfriend.”
It shouldn’t matter what other people think about the relationship. The only thing that should matter is if they feel for one another and if they want to be together. Who are we to judge just because two people from two different backgrounds and lifestyles saw something in one another worth giving a relationship a try? Like they always say, opposites attract.
Serena Williams defeated Maria Sharapova and won the Olympic Gold medal in the individual games. Williams became the second woman in history to win a Golden Slam. The first woman was Steffi Graf, who won in the 1988 games.
According to ESPN, Williams commented on Graf and her own performance. “Growing up watching her, I always liked her,” Williams said. “Having a chance to be mentioned in the same name — I always thought, ‘OK, one person I’ll never be mentioned in the same name is Steffi Graf. She’s done everything.” “I was so focused here,” she said. “I remember I was serving and I was thinking: ‘Serena, this is your best chance to win a gold medal. You’re at Wimbledon, you’re on grass, you play great on grass, pull it together, just win this.’ And that’s what I thought about.”
What really got the media’s attention was the victory dance Williams did after she won her medal. The dance she did is known as the C-Walk aka the Crip Walk which is associated a gang from Compton,Calif.
According to the Washington Post, During the post-match news conference, though, Williams backtracked: “Actually, there is a name. But I don’t know if . . . it’s inappropriate,” Williams said, responding to inquiries about her jig. “It’s just a dance we do in California.”
What is the big deal? She did a victory dance. It wasn’t the first time it was done, and I am pretty sure it will not be the last. It was reported that a former NBA player did the exact game after winning a game. I understand the dance origin doesn’t have the most welcoming background, however people it is just a dance. I think the attention should go back on to Williams winning the Gold Medal rather than what kind of victory dance she did after receiving the news of one of her greatest accomplishments.