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Des Moines' Douglas tops at gymnastics trials

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Two years ago Gabby Douglas moved to Des Moines from Virginia to train with gymnastics coach Liang Chow.  That move paid off Sunday as Douglas topped Jordan Wieber by 1-tenth of a point to win the US gymnastics Olympic trials.

Douglas began the night in second place but jumped into first following a solid performance on the vault.  She followed that up with another good showing on the uneven bars, but a couple of stumbles on the balance beam tightened up the competition.

Douglas finished her night posting a 15.3 score on her floor exercise to clinch the competition.

The win guaranteed the 16 year old a spot on team USA, while the other 4 were chosen by selection committee.

Joining her on the Olympic squad are Wieber, McKayla Maroney, Alexandra Raisman, and Kyla Ross.

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