Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney and the rest of the standout U.S. Women’s Gymnastics squad who won gold medals during the Summer Olympic Games in London visited the Big Apple complete with their new bling, the New York Daily News reports.
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They took to the famed Empire State Building to light the tower in the colors of the American flag.
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The “Fierce Five” of Douglas, Maroney, Aly Raisman, Jordyn Wieber, and Kyla Ross were all on hand at the historic landmark to celebrate the team’s gold medal win. Suddenly visible and famous beyond their dreams, the fresh-faced teenagers struck girlish and giddy poses outside on the building’s observation deck. The team also visited NBC morning program “Today Show” and met with superstar rap artist Nicki Minaj.
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Gabby Douglas has been one of the most-watched athletes of the summer games after she captured gold in the Women’s Individual All-Around Final. Douglas would become the first African-American and the first American to win both the individual and team gold medals at the Olympics. According to Gabby, she’s not done wowing the world with her athletic prowess and million-dollar smile. The Virginia Beach native intends to take her talents, along with the U.S. team, to Rio for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
“I haven’t considered retiring, because I’d be too young,” Douglas, 16, said. “So I’m definitely thinking about Rio.”
Congratulations to the Gabby and the rest of the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team!
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