By: Kaylee Stackis
Have you ever wondered who Gabby Douglas is? Gabby Douglas was born on December, 31, 1995, and was born and grew up on Virginia beach, Virginia. Gabby's parents are Timothy and Natalie Douglas. She also has three siblings, they are Arielle, Jayelle, and Jonathan Douglas.
Gabby became interested in gymnastics because of her sister Arielle helped her get involved. Gabby learned how to do a cartwheel at age three, as well as a one handed cartwheel at age four. Gabby then started formal gymnastics at age six.
She one her first gymnast at a state gymnastics championship at age eight.Afterwards, moved to Illinois to do professional training with a instructor Chow. Gabby then tried out for the 2012 London Olympics on uneven bar she got gold, floor bronze, beam 6th. Gabby was also the first African American to win all around gold medal. Gabby was then the first African American in the Olympics at age 16
Gabby with her gold medal at the London Olympics.
This is Gabby Douglas training with the instructor Chow
This is Gabby with her 3 siblings and her mother
What are the Olympics what you were wondering ? The Olympics are held every four years. The Olympics were held in London three times. They were held in 1908 and 1948 along with 2012. The 2012 Olympics date was July 27- august 12.
In the 2012 Olympics 204 nations attended. And so did 10,500 athletes. The price to attend this event is $30-$30,000 depending on the event. And there was over 9,000,000 tickets sold. Also over 500,000 spectators attended.
The opening ceremony was July 27 the closing ceremony was august 12. The cost of the 2012 London Olympic arena was $773,000.And they used 10,00 tons of steel for the arena. It was also a 2.5 kilometer site. Most sporting events were held in this arena.
Top Ten Olympic Gymnists
2.Viktoria Komova, Russia
3.Aliya Mustafina, Russia
4.Aly Raisman, USA
5.Larisa Iordache, Romania
6.Linlin Deng, China
7.Qiushuang Huang, China
8.Vanessa Ferrari, Italy
9.Asuka Teramoto, Japan
10.Rebecca Tunney, Great Britain