The most clickable athlete at the 2012 Olympics is ... drum roll, please ... Gabby Douglas. Earlier this week, NBC that its Olympics site, nbcolympics.com, had seen 18.7 million hits related to Gabby Douglas, the 16-year-old American gymnast who won the individual all-around gold medal earlier in the Olympics.
In doing so, Douglas became the first African-American gymnast and first woman of color in Olympic history to win the individual all-around gold medal, and the first American gymnast to win gold in both the individual all-around and team competitions in a single Olympic Games.
She is also set to have a rich post-Olympic career, and broke another record in doing so. On Aug. 3, 2012, the Kellogg Company announced that it would feature a picture of Douglas standing on the podium with her gold medal on special-edition Corn Flakes boxes, beginning this fall. That breaks the tradition of Olympic athletes appearing on rival General Mills' Wheaties boxes.
Meanwhile, Phelps will be no slouch when it comes to endorsements, either. He has 22 Olympic medals overall, 18 gold medals, including 11 gold medals in individual events.
Maroney is the 2012 Olympic Vault Silver Medalist, and a member of the gold-medal winning U.S. women's gymnastics team.