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Some of you are probably thinking who is Gabby Douglas. Gabby Douglas was born in December 31 1995 in Virginia Beach  Gabby Douglas is a famous gymnast with an amazing story and amazing talent. Gabby Douglas was the first black gymnast in Olympic history, Gabby Douglas originally made her mark on the world of competitive gymnastics at age eight. She had won many state championship titles in her age group in her early competitive career, with the love of coach, fans, family Gabby made it onto the 2012 U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team, She was the the first black Women who was trained by the worlds best couch.

When Douglas turned 14, she left her home and family and moved to Des Monies to train with renowned coach Liang Chow  known for molding American gymnast Shawn Johnson another amazing gymnast into a world champion and Olympic gold games. Travis and Missy Parton volunteered to be Douglas’s host family in West Des Moines. It was a very difficult decision for her to leave her family because her family meant the world to her but she had a big opportunity to become the world champion in gymnastics so mostly likely to go because the world champion and Olympic gold games.

After her historic Olympic win, Douglas moved to Los Angeles in 2013. In 2014, she returned to training with Chow and later that year began training under coach Kittia Carpenter. Douglas did not compete in 2014, but returned to competition in 2015. On August 9 2016 Douglas helped the U.S. women’s gymnastics team to win the gold Olympic again with her performance on the uneven bars she had scored 15.766. It was very hard for her because she was still going through a lot because she didn’t know if she was gonna continue gymnastics when she took two years off of it. Apparently she did continue, she even made a movie about herself and became even more popular  than she was already.

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The movie was about “her childhood and the teen years of Gabby Douglas the first black gymnast 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”. That is was the summary of the movie which her life that I made very detailed. I think she is amazing because she went through a lot and was able to get through her family and gymnastics together which is pretty amazing! I highly recommend for you guys to watch the movie to get a better thought of her. Hope you enjoyed the Gabby Douglas story all about her life.

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