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As everyone knows, NBC has a vice grip on Olympic copyright. So, in order to show highlights from the games without fear of legal take-down, the Wall Street Journal got crafty as hell and made their OWN highlight real.

That pretzel stick. That World Record line. This is the stuff of legend, folks.

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NBC, I'm not sure how you do it, but you've managed to one-up yourselves. In the MOMENTS after Gabby Douglas became the first African-American to win All-Around Gold in Gymnastics, NBC aired a commercial about a monkey doing gymnastics. REALLY?

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Behold: The Korbut Flip.

Named after Soviet gymnast Olga Korbut, the Korbut Flip involves standing on the high bar and performing a backflip, then regrasping the bar on the descent. The move was banned because it interrupts the rhythm created by swinging, but also because it's CRAZY DANGEROUS.

Warning: This video contains awesome, dangerous, and insanely badass gymnastics moves.

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Gabby Douglas just won the Women's Gymnastics Individual All-Around GOLD!

She edged out a heartbroken Victoria Komova by just .259 points for the win. Fellow Russian Aliya Mustafina came in third, with American Aly Raisman coming in fourth.

GETTIT, GIRLS

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The smart money here is clearly on the gymnast. Sorry Bane, but can you execute a flawless floor routine? I THINK NOT.

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Kohei Uchimura (aka Gymnastics-Jesus) took Gold in the Men's Gymnastics All-Arounds! Marcel Ngyuen of Germany won Silver! Danell Leyva of U.S.A. won Bronze!

AND NONE FOR GRETCHEN WEINERS.

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Danell Leyva is competing today in the Men's Gymnastics Individual All-Arounds, and his dad will definitely be there to watch. Yin Alvarez is both Danell's dad AND his coach. Yin does the same mini routine every time, so be sure to keep an eye out for it today as Danell goes for the gold. Check out Yin and Danell above at 2009 Worlds!

Talk about an awesome coach -- and an awesome dad.

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Who is Kohei Uchimura, you ask?

Kohei Uchimura won all-arounds at the 2011 World Gymnastics Compeition by a margin of 3.101 points (that's roughly the distance between 2nd and 14th place), and is the first gymnast to win three all-around titles.

At Worlds, he recorded the highest score ever on four of the six apparatuses--floor exercise, still rings, parallel bars, and pommel horse (he tied for the highest score on pommel horse). He won his first world championship event gold medal on floor exercise as well as a bronze medal on high bar and the silver medal with the team Japan.

So yeah. Seriously. Did you see his vault?! We'll keep our eyes glued on the Men's All-Around today.