updated 08/01/2012 AT 5:00 PM ET
•originally published 08/02/2012 AT 2:35 PM ET
After winning the team final earlier in the Games, USA golden girls Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas and Aly Raisman had another shot at glory Thursday in the women’s all-around competition.
With Russian frontrunners Aliya Mustafina and Viktoria Komova also vying for the most coveted prize in women’s gymnastics, the exciting competition came down to the final routines.
After the first rotation on vault, 16-year-old Douglas sat in the top spot in the standings … and she never gave up that rank, winning the all-around gold medal!
An uncharacteristic and major error on beam left Raisman in fourth place behind Komova (silver) and Mustafina (bronze).