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Gabby Douglas slips on the balance beam

*(Via ABC News) – Gabby Douglas won loud cheers as she prepared to take the beam today, but her performance ended her Olympics debut on a sour note.

From the beginning, the U.S. gymnast was wobbly in the women’s beam final. A fall off the beam sank her hopes of a medal, but her performance was marked by near-falls throughout.

Her fall came after a backhand spring that she failed to land. Her right foot slipped, causing Douglas to fall to the beam and hang on with her arms. She managed to avoid injury, but her score of 13.633 landed her in last place.

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