Women of the Year 2012

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Gabrielle Douglas

Aug. 2, 2012 - Londres, Reino Unido - Gabrielle Douglas of the US poses with the gold medal after the women's All-Around Individual event of the London 2012 Olympic Games Artistic Gymnastics competitions, London, Britain, 02 August 2012. (Credit Image: © Felipe Trueba/EFE/ZUMAPRESS.com)

"While 16 year-old Gabby Douglas will go down in history as the first African-American woman to win the prestigious individual all-around gold in gymnastics, seven months before the Olympic Games she almost called it quits. Overcoming financial troubles, homesickness, self-doubt and racism, Douglas went on to win two gold medals in London along with millions of hearts." –Jane Schonberger, Sports Editor

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