There have also been several University of Washington grads who are participating in the Games and there have been some nice spotlights on them.
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Sorry if this has already been answered- but Gabby is being talked about as the first African-American woman to win all-around. Can someone tell me if a black woman from another country has won? Looking at the medal lists, I can't really tell, but it seems like no one has. Seems like that is a bigger deal than just being the first African-American. Or announcers scared to say 'black'?
She's the first woman of any color to win the AA. The winners have either been Russian, Romanian, Ukrainian, or Caucasian American.
She showed a lot of fight yesterday and I hope she ends up being happy with what she did because she really has a lot to be proud of.
I've noticed that Komova tends to give up on whatever isn't going well. The vault didn't go well, so she gave up. Everything else went well, so she didn't give up on those events.
That said, I watched the interviews with Aly and her parents and as much as her parents are really annoying during Aly's routines, they seem to have good heads on their shoulders and explains why she's so classy. No one cried wuzrobbed, they said there was a bit of confusion as to how the tie was broken, but seemed to accept the decision and be ready to move on to EF. Aly herself was typically stoic, said she was still proud of herself for being one of the top 4 in the world and had good words to say about Gabby and her win. And her tone of voice was exactly the same one as when she was totally excited about making the AA final
And I asked this in the AA thread but didn't get a clear answer - when are the Mag 7 on NBC? I thought it was unclear from the promo.
Seriously? They are using broadcast time from the actual Olympics to do a profile on Olympians from years past? I'd love to see an update of the Mag 7- but not during the very very limited time that I get to watch any current Olympics!!!