US Olympic women gymnasts can cash in

  • Follow Olympics

LONDON — Now it’s time to turn those golds into some green.

With gymnastics competition over, the Fab Five got an idea of what life is going to be like now.

The U.S. women’s gymnastics team got a sneak peek at their Corn Flakes box Wednesday.

They’re starting to hear about all the offers rolling in – hundreds for Gabby Douglas alone – and are beginning to realize just how big a deal they’ve become back home.

HISTORIC RUN: The crowd roared when Sarah Attar was introduced at Olympic Stadium during the morning session.

This was one extraordinary 800-meter heat.

Covered from head to toe, except for her smiling face poking out from her headscarf, Attar became the first woman from Saudi Arabia to compete in track and field at the Olympics when she clocked 2 minutes, 44.95 seconds in her preliminary race.

The 19-year-old finished last in her heat. To Attar, whose father is Saudi, the time wasn’t the point.

Attar, who runs track at Pepperdine University, wanted to represent Saudi Arabia at the Olympics as a way of inspiring women.

STAMPED: The Royal Mail has been busy paying tribute to its British Olympians in the past two weeks with special-issue stamps for gold medalists.


Top headlines

Augusta man gets life without parole in killing

Jonathan Lee Felton, 23, was convicted in Richmond County Superior Court of murder and weapon charges for the Oct. 25, 2010, shooting death of 22-year-old Eric "Easy" Wright.
Loading...