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Des Moines' Douglas tops at gymnastics trials


Two years ago Gabby Douglas moved to Des Moines from Virginia to train with gymnastics coach Liang Chow.  That move paid off Sunday as Douglas topped Jordan Wieber by 1-tenth of a point to win the US gymnastics Olympic trials.

Douglas began the night in second place but jumped into first following a solid performance on the vault.  She followed that up with another good showing on the uneven bars, but a couple of stumbles on the balance beam tightened up the competition.

Douglas finished her night posting a 15.3 score on her floor exercise to clinch the competition.

The win guaranteed the 16 year old a spot on team USA, while the other 4 were chosen by selection committee.

Joining her on the Olympic squad are Wieber, McKayla Maroney, Alexandra Raisman, and Kyla Ross.

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