Behind the Photo: Olympic Gymnast Gabby Douglas in Flight

June 24, 2013

By Edgar Allen Beem

© Gregory Bull/AP Photo

Associated Press photographer Gregory Bull does not think of himself primarily as a “sports shooter,” but the photograph he took of American gymnast Gabby Douglas leaping high above the balance beam surely ranks as the iconic image of the London Olympic Games and one of Bull’s all-time best. Bull’s photograph of Douglas leaping impossibly high above the beam also ranks...

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