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Olympics Round-Up: Douglas claims all-around gymnastics title

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American Gabby Douglas won the women's all-around gymnastics title Thursday night, becoming the third straight American to win gymnastics' biggest prize and the first African-American.

It's her second gold medal of the London Games, coming two nights after the United States captured its first team Olympic title since 1996.


Douglas led the entire evening and capped her night with a dazzling floor routine that scored a 62.232, putting her in good position to win. Russia’s Viktoria Komova was up next, however, and was impressive as well – but she finished with a score of scored a 61.973, about three-tenths behind Douglas.


"I wanted to seize the moment," Douglas said. "It hasn't sunk in yet. Team finals hasn't sunk in yet. But it will."


Aliya Mustafina and American Aly Raisman finished with identical scores of 59.566, but the Russian got the bronze on a tiebreak. The lowest scores for both gymnasts were dropped, and the remaining three were totaled. That gave Mustafina a total of 45.933 and Raisman 45.366.


Soni sets another world record
Rebecca Soni of the United States set another world record to defend her 200-meter breaststroke title at the London Olympics on Thursday.


Soni clocked 2 minutes, 19.59 seconds to improve on her own mark from Wednesday's semifinals by 0.41 seconds.


Clary wins gold in 200 back
Tyler Clary of the United States passed defending champion Ryan Lochte on the last lap and set an Olympic record to win the 200-meter backstroke at the London Games on Thursday.


Clary clocked a time of 1 minute, 53.41 seconds to improve on the previous mark of 1:53.94 set by Lochte at the 2008 Beijing Games. Lochte took the bronze.


Phelps holds off Lochte for gold, 20th medal
Michael Phelps added to his medal collection with his first individual gold medal of the London Games, and handed Ryan Lochte a double disappointment on his rival's final night in the pool.


Phelps set the tone right from the start Thursday to become the first male swimmer to win the same individual event at three straight Olympics, capturing the 200-meter individual medley for his 20th career medal -- and 16th gold. He touched in 1 minute, 54.27 seconds, just off his winning time in Beijing but still good enough for gold.


Lochte settled for silver, and Hungary's Laszlo Cseh took the bronze.

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