Gabby was awesome

Douglas finished third behind Simone Biles and Raisman. Only two gymnasts per country can compete in Thursday’s final …

“I think Gabby just proved that she has a place on this team,” Karolyi said. “I know our decision was very much questioned. But I’ve known Gabby for many years and I knew we could make the necessary improvements that she would be a great asset to the team.” …

Douglas’s teammates raved about her performance and lamented that she wouldn’t get a chance to compete for all-around gold. The top 24 finishers advance to the all-around finals and the American team is so dominant that if not for the rule the entire five-person team would probably advance.

“I hate the two per country rule … I wish that they would change it but I don’t think that they ever will,” Raisman said. …

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