Gabby Douglas, Gabrielle Douglas, Gold, Gold Medal, Inspiration, London, London Olympics, Olympics 2012, Sports -

Olympic Gold: Gabby Douglas' moment to remember

Gabby Douglas, Gabrielle Douglas, Gold, Gold Medal, Inspiration, London, London Olympics, Olympics 2012, Sports -

Olympic Gold: Gabby Douglas' moment to remember

LONDON (AP) — AP photographer Gregory Bull knew it would come — the moment when Gabby Douglas does that little bit extra.

Her leap, high above the beam, in the women’s all-round individual gymnastics competition on Thursday is one of the iconic shots of the London Games.

[MSNBCMSN video=”http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32545640″ id=”msnbc6d3479″ w=”592″ h=”346″ launch_id=”48480800″]

“I know there is that one moment where she jumps higher and stretches further back than everyone else,” said the San Diego-based photographer who has covered Douglas a number of times. “I knew that key moment was coming — and I knew I should wait and nail it.”

Denis Paquin, AP’s deputy director of photography, says the beauty of the shot lies in the combination of “the graceful motion and the horizontal lines between the balance beam and her perfectly-positioned body — all captured at the precise moment during her routine.”

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

The post Olympic Gold: Gabby Douglas' moment to remember appeared first on theGrio.


Leave a comment

Related Posts

Beyoncé And Jay-Z Headline the 2018 Global Citizen Festival to Honor Nelson Mandela's Legacy
At a respectable hour—2:47 p.m. EST on Sunday, to be exact—Beyoncé and husband Jay-Z’s philanthropy and benevolence ...
Read More
In Mexico’s border city, Haitians hailed as success story
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — A few blocks from a shelter housing members of a Central American migrant caravan sits the fir...
Read More
Say No Mo', Where Is Video?: The Assassination of E.J. Bradford
1: to murder (a usually prominent person) by sudden or secret attack often for political reasons; a plot to assassina...
Read More
Bus Crash Horror: 1 child dead and 40 people hurt on youth football trip
BENTON, Ark. (AP) — A charter bus carrying a youth football team from Tennessee crashed early Monday in central Arkan...
Read More

Tags