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How the ‘Torch Was Passed’: A Historic Day at London Games

After Gabby Douglas became the first woman of color to win a gold medal for the all-around women’s gymnastics title, Jeffrey Brown spoke with sportswriter Christine Brennan about the reaction from Dominique Dawes, a member of the 1996 gold medal-winning Atlanta team, about how the torch of history has been passed.

Brennan, who’s covering the London Games for USA Today and ABC, also tells the story of Kayla Harrison, who won the first gold medal ever for the U.S. in judo today and how she’s overcome some personal adversity.

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