The Women's gymnastics individual events continue on Tuesday with Gabby Douglas in action in the women's beam final at the London 2012 Olympics. It will be Douglas' chance to capture an amazing third gold medal having fell short on Monday in the uneven bars. The Women's beam final starts at 9.47 a.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream (details below).
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"If I can just do what I did in the all-around finals or team finals, then I'll be good," Douglas has said going into Tuesday's beam final. "I'm going to get a lot of rest, just rest up, and do a lot of therapies and relax my body and hopefully prepare for that."
Although Douglas has become well known for her uneven bars performances - gaining the nickname the "Flying Squirrel" - she is most consistent on the balance beam. Her performances last week were a large reason why Team USA came out on top in the team event, winning a spectacular gold ahead of Russia for the first time in the team event since 1996.
Douglas also won a second gold two days later, becoming the first African-American gymnast to win gold in the women's all-around event.
However, she made one big mistake on Monday night in London when she was going for gold in the uneven bars final. That costly mistake saw her finish 8th in the final. However, in the aftermath she was humble as usual and was not too down from her loss - saying she was still having fun and enjoying herself at the Olympic Games in London.
"You get toward the end of the Olympics and you get kind of drained," she said. "I wasn't mad at myself for bars finals, even if it wasn't enough for a medal."
"I've got two gold medals. Overall that's very good," Douglas said. "I made a mistake and could have fought harder."
Going into Tuesday's women's beam final Douglas will be looking to recapture her intensiveness and focus and hopefully make it three golds for her at the 2012 Games.
The Women's beam final starts at 9.47 a.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream by clicking here.