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    Gabby Douglas (aka "the Flying Squirrel") Fails to Take Olympic Medal in Uneven Bars

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    Nobody's perfect, not even America's sweetheart Gabby Douglas.

    The 16-year-old gymnast, nicknamed "the Flying Squirrel" because of her prowess on the uneven bars, failed to medal Monday in the individual uneven bars at the London Olympics. In fact, Douglas placed last among the eight contestants from around the world.

    "It was an amazing talent of finalists," she said, per USA Today. "Coming into bar finals was a big challenge for me. I made a little mistake, but I'm human and when you get towards the end of the Olympics you get drained and tired."

    Learn more about Gabby! 

    "Even if I hit a good solid routine, it still wasn't enough to medal because [Elizabeth] Tweddle, [Aliya] Mustafina and the Chinese girls put up these big scores, and I had average start values, " she said. "So I'm going into to beam [Tuesday] to finish really strong."

    Douglas didn't bring home the gold, but she can take solace in her plethora of famous fans: Oprah Winfrey, Lady Gaga, Pink, Justin Bieber, Beyoncé and even President Barack Obama are all admirers of the adorable athlete.

    We couldn't be prouder of the Flying Squirrel for all she's accomplished so far!

    See what else stars have to say about the Olympics on Twitter

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