After defeating Maria Sharapova, receiving her first singles gold medal
and finishing up her first career Golden Slam at the London Olympics, tennis star Serena Williams got down in true gangsta fashion by engaging in what is known as the "Crip Walk."
As the name might imply, the Crip Walk
, or C-Walk, was developed by the Crip gang of Los Angeles, California in the early 1970s. It was the result of their rivalry with the Bloods
making its way into the world of entertainment, thus prompting rappers to incorporate "gang dance" into their music videos.
Any videos featuring the Crip Walk at the time were not aired by MTV.
As far as Williams is concerned, she is only the second female athlete to achieve a Golden Slam, beating Sharapova 6-0, 6-1 reports ABC
. The first was Steffi Graf, who first accomplished the feat in 1988 by taking all four major titles.
Apparently even the United States flag was impressed by the success according to Williams, as it was blown off of its pole by strong winds and landed on the Royal Box.
"It was probably flying to come hug me because the flag was so happy," she said
The Crip Walk - at least Serena's version - consisted of her thrusting her legs from left to right with her knees at a point.