Already a gold medal winner, Gabby Douglas competes this morning in the individual all-around finals at the London 2012 Olympics.
NBC, which has exclusive U.S. broadcasting rights for the summer Olympics, will air highlights tonight, beginning at 7 p.m. The competition begins at 10:30 a.m., CDST (4:30 p.m. in London).
Douglas moved to West Des Moines two years ago to train with Liang Chow, who coached West Des Moines native Shawn Johnson to gold four years ago at Chow’s Gymnastics and Dance Institute.
Despite despite her powerful, team-leading performance Tuesday, Douglas faces a tough road to the gold, the Des Moines Register’s Mark Emmert reported Wednesday.
Teammate Aly Raisman has also turned in gold-worthy performances in London, and the Russians have been turning in higher scores on the uneven bars – the apparatus that earned Douglas the moniker “the Flying Squirrel” – than Douglas and Raisman, Emmert reported.