Even though Gabby Douglas helped the U.S. bring home a Gold medal, the 16-year-old African-American's achievements did not stop some people from criticizing the gymnastic star.
The reason for the criticism? Her hairdo. One person posted on Twitter and asked why no one was going to London to do her hair. Most of the criticism of Douglas came from the black community, according to a Yahoo report. Some people said it looked like Douglas used too much gel to keep her hair in place during her rigorous routine.
Others said Douglas, one of the few African-American gymnasts to compete in an Olympics, should be applauded for her achievement and not criticized for such petty things as her hair upkeep.
Here's a look at some of the other most talked about Olympian hair styles at the London Olympics.
1. Israel's Shahar Zubari
Israel's Shahar Zubari during the first race of the RS-X class at London 2012. He dons an Isreal flag symbol which is shaved on his head.
2. Great Britain's Louis Smith
Great Britain's gymnast Louis Smith reacting after competing at the pommel horse match at the men's gymnastics at London 2012. His hair do is quite unique with his "coif". It is reported that Smith was also the only athlete allowed to leave the Olympic village to get his hair done.
3. France's Isabelle Yacoubou
France's Isabelle Yacoubou is a women;s basketball player and has a unique hair do with braids combined with multicolored strands.
4. Kazakhstan's Zulfiya Chinshanlo
Kazakhstan's heavy weight lifter Zulfiya Chinshanlo wears bangs and she confidently makes a jerk World record and total Olympic record on the women's 53 Kg Group A weightlifting competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
5. Sweden's Nilla Fischer
Sweden's football team member Nilla Fischer also adorns a clean blonde 'coif' to make a statement with her hairdo at the Olympics village.