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Emergence of Douglas further sign of US depth

 Gabrielle Douglas, right, who competed as an alternate, embraces teammate Alexandra Raisman at the conclusion of the American Cup gymnastics meet at ...

American Cup Gymnastics

Gabrielle Douglas, right, who competed as an alternate, embraces teammate Alexandra Raisman at the conclusion of the American Cup gymnastics meet at ...

No better place for Gabby Douglas to have a coming out party than Madison Square Garden.
Oozing class, confidence and some serious star power, the 16-year-old upstaged world gymnastics champion Jordyn Wieber on Saturday by posting the highest score at the American Cup. Never mind that the score didn't count because Douglas was competing as an alternate. Or that Douglas was under no pressure while all eyes were on Wieber.
The London Olympics are less than five months away, and Douglas' performance is further sign that the Americans might have their deepest _ and most dangerous _ team yet.


Updated : 2021-04-14 14:15 GMT+08:00