When she moved to Iowa in 2009, she won the gold on uneven bars in the 2010 Pan American Championships. On beam she had a shaky routine and had a good number of balance checks and lost some connections. Archived from on December 3, 2013. Chow was initially skeptical, since Douglas had been just one of hundreds of children at the clinic in Virginia Beach. She is the first African-American woman in Olympic history to be the individual all-around champion.
By using the site, you consent to these cookies. And I almost felt like bawling. She was a member of the United States women's national gymnastics team, dubbed the Fierce Five by the media, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, where she won gold medals in the individual all-around and team competitions. She is an American artistic gymnast. Douglas has been training for two years in Iowa and hasn't been home to Virginia Beach since then. Peculiarly, Miss Douglas' hair is possibly the neatest out of her whole team leading many to wonder what all the fuss is about.
Some content of the original page may have been edited to make it more suitable for younger readers, unless otherwise noted. Gabby's mom reminded her why she had decided to go to Iowa. In a studio interview, Douglas explains: No I don't have a boyfriend; I don't have time. Gabby Douglas is an American gymnast who will compete in the Rio Olympics 2016. We do tricks no one can do. At the in , Douglas shared in the team gold medal won by the U.
On August 26, Douglas spoke about racist bullying at Excalibur Gymnastics in an interview with and how it nearly made her quit the sport. Further in 2016, she Gabby participated at the 2016 City of Jesolo Trophy where she won the all-around title. At age 16, Gabby made it to the Olympic Trials. In 2010, she competed Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup, a televised Level 10 meet held in Worcester, Massachusetts, where Douglas has placed fourth all-around. Grace, Gold, and Glory: My Leap of Faith. Regardless of the financial woes, the mother recalled laughing with the sporting star, who lives with a white host family, when she discovered that people had been discussing her hair.
Douglas finished seventh in the uneven bars event final. Arielle was determined to teach her three-year-old sister about gymnastics. What was going through her head was 'I'm being attacked for everything I do so I might as well not do anything. Douglas considered a move to Texas to train with a renowned coach there, but after that coach declined to train her out of loyalty to Walker, Douglas selected Chow. She also won gold medals for the U. Douglas Family Gold covers everything from competitions to Douglas' close relationship with her outspoken mother. There is nothing because for her being a role model is such a supreme honor.
At 14, Gabby moved to , to train full-time with coach. On the balance beam, she scored a 14. She won the Level 4 all-around gymnastics title at the 2004 Virginia State Championships at the age of eight. Douglas has also written a book about her life and what it takes to be an Olympic Gold Medalist by determination and perseverance. All of my attention and focus was spent, you know, in the gym, training, so I was already in a relationship, and his name was Jim. According to the , Gabby had not seen her father, Timothy Douglas, for two years before the London Olympics and then he showed up to cheer her on. How can she tell another parent how to feel? Archived from on October 1, 2012.
United States Olympic Committee, 2012. We had to work really hard to find a stylist to come and do her hair. Later in March, she was part of the gold-winning U. What's wrong with my hair? She and Raisman became part of a select group of American gymnasts including Miller and Dawes to compete in two Olympics. She did not compete in the all-around competition, which was won by Fierce Five teammate. She couldn't do much during this time, but this allowed her to improve her bar skills.
God has given me this amazing God-given talent, so I'm going to go out and glorify His name. Officers, however, managed to knock him down before he could reach Nassar. Douglas appeared as the boss in an episode of that first aired on May 11, 2018. If someone hurts my child they better put me under the jail!! You know damn well that judge would have let him beat Larry's ass too if she could have. We made a huge joke out of it and I was quick to try to diffuse that situation. This meant her all-around total was 30.
Archived from on August 4, 2012. She has three older siblings: two sisters, Joyelle and Arielle, and one brother, Johnathan. The show premiered on May 25, 2016. In October 2002, Douglas began her training at Gymstrada. You just keep on your goals.