I LOVE Gabby Douglas. I am so proud of her. Her performances have proven she is ALL HEART!! She is America's Olympic Champion. She has LIVED the American Dream. She is our heroine, a champion and a role model for ALL American Girls! Gabby led the 2012 U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team to gold medals this week.
Gabby was born on December 31, 1995 in Virginia Beach, VA. When Gabby was 3 years old, her older sister, Arielle - a former gymnast, taught her how to do a perfectly straight cartwheel. By the age of 4, Gabby taught herself how to do a cartwheel with one hand.
By 14, Gabby left Virginia Beach and left her family so she could train with elite coach, Liang Chow, in West Des Moines, IA. Gabby lived with a host family, the Partons.
In March 2012, Gabby competed with the U.S. team at the Pacific Rim Championships. She injured her ankle on her first rotation, vault, but went on to win gold on the uneven bars in the event finals.
In June, 2012, Gabby competed in the VISA Championships and finished second in all-around, just two tenths of a point behind the leader. She also won a bronze medal for her floor routine and a gold medal for her uneven bars routine.
Gabby competed at the Olympic Trials in San Jose, CA. and earned a guaranteed spot on the Olympic Team by winning the competition.
While at the 2012 Olympics, she has proven to be an exceptional athlete. She has won several Gold Medals. She is the epitomy of the American Dream.
GABBY WE LOVE YOU AND ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU!