Americans Douglas, Raisman go for all-around gold



LONDON (AP) — A giddy, victorious Gabby Douglas offered a stream of words at her mile-a-minute best.

A lot of hard work, passion and patience. All those sacrifices and plenty of determination.

That’s how the tiny American teen attempted to describe just what it took to win Olympic team gold in gymnastics.

Now she’s aiming for more: another gold in the women’s all-around competition Thursday.

It’s up for grabs in a lineup without Jordyn Wieber, the one-time favorite and defending world champion. Douglas’ U.S. teammate missed out with a mistake-filled outing in qualifying.

So now it’s up to Douglas and fellow American Aly Raisman to try to hold off Russia’s Viktoria Komova and keep the run going for USA Gymnastics.