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Gabby Douglas: US Olympic Trials Winner Will Continue to Outshine Jordyn Wieber

SAN JOSE, CA - JULY 01:  Gabrielle Douglas waits to compete during day 4 of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Team Trials at HP Pavilion on July 1, 2012 in San Jose, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Josh SchochAnalyst IIIJuly 24, 2012

Gabby Douglas finally topped her friend and rival Jordyn Wieber at the U.S. Olympic trials, after standing in her shadow for years.

Douglas isn't happy with just one victory, however, and she will continue to surpass Wieber at the 2012 Olympics.

London had better get ready for the "Flying Squirrel."

Douglas finally topped the reigning world champion, Wieber, after being outshone for four years. During that time Wieber won everything from the 2008 U.S. Junior all-around to back-to-back U.S. all-around titles to the 2011 World Championship all-around.

Wieber dominated the sport in the U.S. and in the world for years once Shawn Johnson and Nastia Liukin faded.

But you can't keep a good squirrel down.

Douglas came out and impressed during the U.S. Olympic trials, finally beating Wieber. Now, with her coach being Liang Chow, the same man who coached Shawn Johnson in Beijing, Douglas has what it takes to win the individual all-around gold.

Douglas is solid in every event, but she truly impresses on the uneven bars, where she will contend for another individual gold.

With the confidence that she has finally surpassed her rival running through her, Douglas now has what it takes to become the best gymnast in the world. If she can keep her head on the big stage she will become the Queen of Gymnastics in London.


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