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Gabrielle Douglas

Gabrielle Christina Victoria "Gabby" Douglas (born December 31, 1995) is an American artistic gymnast. As a member of the U.S. Women's Gymnastics ... More »Gabrielle Christina Victoria "Gabby" Douglas (born December 31, 1995) is an American artistic gymnast. As a member of the U.S. Women's Gymnastics team at the 2012 Summer Olympics, she won gold medals in both the individual and team all-around competitions. Douglas is the first African-American and first woman of color in Olympic history to become the individual all-around champion, and the first American gymnast to win gold in both the individual all-around and team competitions at the same Olympics. She was also a member of the gold-winning U.S. team at the 2011 World Championships. Douglas began training in gymnastics at age six when her older sister, Arielle, convinced their mother to enroll her in gymnastics classes. Douglas began her training under the supervision of coach Dena Walker at Excalibur Gymnastics in Virginia Beach. When she was eight years old, Douglas won an all-around gymnastics award for her level at the 2004 Virginia State Championships. Douglas made her national... [ Wikipedia ]

Sincerely Syreeta: Feature Interview with Gabby Douglas

When my daughter’s, Arionna (8) and Gabrielle (5) first learned of Gabrielle Douglas they were absolutely infatuated with her. Arionna, who loves to dance and possesses great athletic ability, was mainly enraptured with Douglas’ winning performance in the 2012 Olympics. ...

Gold medal sprinter teaches girls winning habits

U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas celebrates on the podium after winning the gymnastics women's individual all-around final on Thursday. American Gabrielle Douglas performs in front of the judges during her the individual all-around gymnastics final on Thursday. Gymnast Gabrielle ...

Gabby Douglas Movie: Lifetime Biopic In The Works About History-Making Gymnast

ALTERNATE CROP OF OGYM222- U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas acknowledges the crowd after receiving her gold medal during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) After making ...

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Gabrielle Douglas writes memoir 'Grace, Gold & Glory: My Leap of Faith'

The Daily News reported on Friday, Nov. 30 that Olympic gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas almost quit gymnastics to work at Chick-fil-A. According to Gabrielle Douglas' memoir "Grace, Gold & Glory: My Leap of Faith" she was suffering from homesickness and no longer felt the passion ...

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Final Citi Field Kids program is Golden as Douglas inspires with her story

The final Citi Field Kids program of 2012 season was indeed a golden one, as 2012 Olympic gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas came in to inspire 150 children from the YMCA of greater New York. The Citi Field Kids program, started in 2009 has been a part of a series on in-season events ...

Here are six fun facts about Gabrielle Douglas, America's breakout sweetheart

Here are six fun facts about Gabrielle Douglas, America's breakout sweetheart Serenaded by our national anthem, adorned with Olympic gold and cradling her congratulatory bouquet, our champion stood elevated among the representatives of her sister countries, her chin jutting proudly just ...

U.S. Women’s Gymnastics In Pictures: Team Wins Gold At 2012 Olympics, Led By Jordyn Wieber And Gabby...

Here's a look at the women's gymnastics team's victory through a gallery of some of the best images of the competition: Gabrielle Douglas of the U.S. performs on the asymmetric bars Gabrielle Douglas of the U.S. performs on the asymmetric bars Kyla Ross of the U.S. performs on the ...

Georgia Teen, Mikayla Clark, Breaks Guinness World Record For Most Consecutive Back Handsprings

(Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images) LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07: U.S. Olympian Gabrielle Douglas visits the USA House at the Royal College of Art on August 7, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for USOC) LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07: U.S. Olympian Gabrielle ...

Fierce Five Members McKayla Maroney, Gabrielle Douglas Would "Definitely" Do Dancing With the Stars...

Exclusive: Fierce Five Members McKayla Maroney, Gabrielle Douglas Would "Definitely" Do Dancing With the Stars Shawn Johnson performing on "Dancing With the Stars" with the U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team Credit: Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty There are plenty of things McKayla Maroney is not ...

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Olympic champ Gabby Douglas dazzles on the cover of Essence Magazine's 'Women of the Year' issue

Pictured right: Olympic gymnasts Jordyn Wieber, Gabrielle Douglas, and Nastia Liukin at the award ceremony As one of the magazine’s 'Women of the Year,’ the 16-year-old gymnast is in good company. Among her fellow honorees are her new friend Mrs Obama and Good Morning America anchor ...

Olympic all-around champ Gabby Douglas wins Sportswoman of Year

Recipient of the Sportswoman of the Year Award for an individual sport Gabrielle Douglas (center) speaks onstage with Anastasia 'Nastia' Liukin (left) and Jeanette Jenkins (right) at the 33rd annual Salute To Women In Sports Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on October 17, 2012 in New York ...

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The details on Gabby Douglas's (two!) new book deals

Since winning the all-around at the 2012 Olympics, Gabrielle Douglas has had more opportunities than many people get in a lifetime: she's hung with Oprah, been serenaded by Alicia Keys and interned for Stephen Colbert. Zondervan, HarperCollins's Christian-focused publishing arm...

Gabby Douglas Vows to 'Go Out There, Be Myself and Have Fun' While Leading the Pledge of Allegiance

When asked if she was nervous about leading the Pledge of Allegiance at the Democratic National Convention's Wednesday night proceedings, 16-year-old Olympic gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas told Politico "Not really. I'm just going to go out there, be myself and have fun. " Now, the "be ...

Timothy Douglas: Gabby Douglas slams her gold digger father and claims former gym where staff told h...

Trials: Gabby had not seen her father, Staff Sergeant Timothy Douglas (pictured), for two years when he appeared at the U.S. Olympic trials in June to cheer her along Whiz Kid: Gabrielle Douglas of the U.S. smiles after competing in the balance beam during the women's individual ...

Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas' remarks to Oprah on racism and bullying prompt hurt backlash from for...

Gabrielle Douglas’s former colleagues and coaches from Excalibur Gymnastics in Virginia Beach, Va. profess to be hurt and confused that the two-time Olympic gold medalist told Oprah Winfrey that she suffered from racism and bullying during her formative years of training. Douglas ...

Gabby Douglas' Former Training Gym Denies Racism Claims

Credit: Michael N. Todaro/FilmMagic Two-time Olympic gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas followed up her London Games success during a Sunday interview with Oprah Winfrey, candidly opening up about her gymnastics beginnings in Virginia Beach, Va. -- including painful memories of teammates ...

Gabby Douglas' Ex-Gym Excalibur Denies 'Slave' Taunts And Bullying

Another person wrote to their page, "disappointed to hear how Gabrielle Douglas was treated at your school. " One of Douglas' fans said, "So this is the gym that treated Gabrielle like crap?? Well the fact that she didnt mention your name speaks volumes of what really ...

Gabby Douglas' Oprah interview: Gabrielle hasn't reached her full potential yet

So, look out world, Gabrielle Douglas has got her sights set on Rio. That’s right… Gabrielle… ...

Gabby Douglas To Be Featured On A Cereal Box: Gold Medal Olympian Will Be On Corn Flakes

By Eric Brown | August 5, 2012 1:43 PM EST It's only been a few days since American gymnast Gabrielle "Gabby" Douglas won gold medals in both the individual and the team competitions at the London 2012 Olympic Games, and it already looks like the young athlete is going to be ...

Gabby Douglas pledges allegiance to Obama at the Democratic National Convention

Gabrielle Douglas has gone political. The 2012 Olympic all-around champion was on hand during the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. to lead the audience of delegates, politicans and national leaders in the Pledge of Allegiance before the day's round of ...

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