Carly Patterson [bio] defeated Russian Svetlana Khorkina [bio] to win the gold medal in the womens gymnastics all-around finals Thursday.
Carly Patterson of the United States holds up her gold medal after the women’s gymnastics individual all-around final at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)
She proves being an Olympic babe is not all about magazine layouts and Playboy pictorials. She may be young, but she’s going to be instantly famous.