Gabby Douglas

Alicia Mangaldin

Did you know ???

Did you know Gabby Douglas became the worlds first African American to win the individual all around event ???
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About Gabby Douglas

- Gymnast [ gymnastics]

- Her full name is Gabrielle Christina Victoria Douglas

- She is 4'11

- Born in December 31st 1995 [age 20]

- Has 3 siblings , Joyelle Douglas,Jonathan Douglas,Arielle Douglas

- Her parents names are Timothy Douglas and Natalie Hawkins

- Trains in Columbus,Ohio

- Born in Virginia

- She began formal training at 6 years old

Did she have a face in rasicm ?

Yes she did have a face in rasicm :

- From Gabby to Oprah- I was bullied and called "slave in early training in Virginia.

- She recalled a specific example of racism. “One of my teammates was like, ‘Could you scrape the bar?’” she remembered. “And they were like, ‘Why doesn’t Gabby do it, she’s our slave?’”

- “I was the only African-American at that gym,” Gabby went on. “I definitely felt isolated. Why am I deserving this? Is it because I’m black?

- “I was just, you know, kind of getting racist jokes, kind of being isolated from the group. So it was definitely hard. I would come home at night and just cry my eyes out,” ye

Was she educated ?

Yes Gabby was actually educated. She was educated at Oak Park High School at Oak Park .

You may not believe this but Gabby was actually went to school with Zendaya Coleman the Disney actress.

Gabby graduated High School when she was 19 years old in June 12th 2015 .

Almost quitting gymnastics ???

Thats right ! The Gabby Douglas almost quit gymnastics before the Olymics. She also stated " I Amost Quit Years Before The Olympics ". The reason she almost quit is because Gabby did not know if she had ... or even wanted a future in the sport. Gabby said that Faith and Christ helped her get through it.

Short Biography About Gabby !!!

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. For more info click the link down below.