Gabrielle Douglas

By: Shametrius, Everly, Brianna, Iteria

Gabby Douglas Athlete, Gymnast

Gabrielle Douglas was born on December 31, 1995, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Gabby Douglas began formal gymnastics training at 6 years old and won a state championship by the time she was 8. She moved away from her hometown and family in 2010 to pursue training with a world-renowned Olympic trainer, and was selected to compete with the U.S. Olympic women's gymnastics team at the 2012 Summer Olympics. There, Douglas became the first African American to win gold in the individual all-around event. She also won a team gold medal with teammates Aly Raisman, Kyla Ross, McKayla Maroney and Jordyn Wieber.

Gabrielle Douglas

Gabrielle Douglas is a US Women's Artistic gymnast. At the 2012 London Summer Olympics, she won gold medals in both the team and individual all-around competitions. Gabrielle is the first woman of color of any nationality and the first African-American gymnast in Olympic history to become the Individual All-Around Champion. She is also the first American gymnast to win gold in both the gymnastic individual all-around and team competitions at the same Olympic games.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS 2015



  • US National Team Member
  • City Of Jesolo Trophy Team Gold Medalist
  • US Secret Classic 2nd All-Around
  • P&G Championships 4th-Uneven Bars; 5th-All Around; 6th-Floor Exercise
  • World Championships All-Around Silver Medalist
  • World Championships Team Gold Medalist



2012

  • Olympic All-Around Gold Medalist
  • Olympic Team Gold Medalist
  • US Olympic Trials All-Around Trials Champion
  • US Olympic Trials Uneven Bars Gold Medalist (tie)
  • Pacific Rim Uneven Bars Gold Medalist
  • Secret US Classic Uneven Bars Gold Medalist
  • US National Championships All-Around Silver Medalist
  • US National Championships Uneven Bars Gold Medalist
  • US National Championships Floor Exercise Bronze Medalist



2011

  • 2011 World Championships Team Gold Medalist



2010

  • 2010 US Junior National Championship Beam Silver Medalist
  • 2010 Pan American Championships Uneven Bars Gold Medalist
  • 3-time US National Team Member