Everything You Need to Know About Gymnastics Star Gabby Douglas


Gabby Douglas, who is an US Women’s artistic gymnast, made history at the London 2012 Summer Olympics when she was only 16 years old and the media named her Fierce Five.

Douglas, 20, has won gold medals in the Olympics individual all-around, at the 2015 World Championships and American Cup competitions and in Rio 2016 she was the part of Final Five where she won gold in the team competition. She is the first African-American gymnast to win gold in both the “individual all-around” and “team competitions” at the identical Olympics.

Here we’ll discuss some fun facts to help you get know about the Team USA superstars Gymnastics Gabby Douglas:

First African-American Woman:

Gabby Douglas is the first African-American woman in Olympic history to win gold medal in the individual all-around champion. She is also the first American gymnast who won the gold in both the team and individual all-around competitions at the same Olympic games.

 

Started Gymnastics Only at 6:

The 16-years-old star began gymnastics only at age six to till now. Douglas won the Level 4 all-around gymnastics title at the Virginia State Championships when she was only at the age eight. Then she went to coach Liang Chow to take full time training.

 

Gabby’s Barbie Doll:

Yes Barbie designed a Gabby Douglas Barbie doll wearing tracksuit and gymnastics leotard. Of the iconic doll, she said she’s completely “speechless” having the a Barbie doll. She wrote on her twitter, “Excited to debut my @Barbie Shero doll! Let’s continue to break barriers & dream big, girls!”

She told People, “Be yourself and really embrace your inner beauty and your true talent. Believe in yourself. Never let anyone tell you you can’t do something when you can.”

 

Writer Gabby Douglas:

Gabby has penned two books – “Grace, Gold, and Glory: My Leap of Faith” and “Raising the Bar” in which Grace, Gold, and Glory is about her autobiography and Raising the Bar is a lifestyle guide.

 

Awards and honors:

Douglas became the Female Athlete of the Year in 2012 and she received two BET Awards for her derivation.

 

She is the Flying Squirrel:

National Team coordinator Marta Karolyi dubbed Douglas the “Flying Squirrel” because of her high-flying flips on the uneven bars. She enjoy the crowd on her event. “I like to become the Flying Squirrel,” Douglas said. “I like squirrels. They’re so adventurous.”

 

Gabby has an emoji:

The Team USA Star has her own emoji called Gabbymoji. She said, “I think you guys are gonna love it!”

 

God Believer:

Douglas believes in God, yes her training playlist is filled with Christian music. “I believe in God. He is the secret of my success. He gives people talent,” she said. “I love sharing about my faith. God has given me this amazing God-given talent, so I’m going to go out and glorify His name.”

Douglas is currently performing at Rio 2016 for another gold.

 


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