Friday, August 03, 2012

Gabby Douglas flies

Nice profile of the all-round women's gymnastics victor in today's paper.

“I have an advantage because I’m the underdog and I’m black and no one thinks I’d ever win,” she said. “Well, I’m going to inspire so many people. Everybody will be talking about, how did she come up so fast? But I’m ready to shine.”

And shine she did, ending Thursday night with her hand on her heart, watching the American flag being raised in the arena. In the stands nearby, her family — including her mother and her stand-in parents — huddled together and beamed.

But I have to ask -- can't someone manufacture "flesh colored" athletic tape that comes closer to matching the skin tones of the many peoples of the world?

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