When Gabby Douglas won her gold medal in all-around gymnastics on Thursday, she was also making history. Not only was Douglas the first woman of color to win an all-around gold medal, the most coveted title in her sport, she is also the first American to win both an individual and team medal at the same Olympics.

But that’s not where Douglas’ mind was yesterday. “I kind of forgot about that,” Douglas told the AP, when asked how it felt to be the first black gymnast to win an all-around gold. “Man, that’s awesome, that’s definitely an amazing feeling. I forgot about that.”

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