One after one, their legs raced down the spring board, leaping, turning, one back handspring followed by another.

They're dedicated. They're hopeful. They want to be like Gabby.

Sixteen-year-old gymnast Gabby Douglas stole America's heart Thursday when she flipped and tumbled her way to Olympic gold, becoming the first African-American gymnast to win the world's top spot in the women's all-around competition.

And as she did, she cemented a dream in young minds. Children of all colors across the country set up obstacle courses, did cartwheels and somersaults, pretending they, too, were Olympic gymnasts.

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