On this date in 2012, Gabby Douglas became the third straight American woman to win individual all-around gymnastics gold following Nastia Liukin in 2008 and Carly Patterson in 2004. In doing so, she became the first African-American to accomplish the feat.
"And now we know: this was 's destiny after all." She helped lead a resurgence of success for with an all-a #TeamUSAound ? medal performance we will never forget. Happy birthday to 3⃣x Olympic medalist Carly Patterson!