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|Full name||Gabrielle Christina Victoria Douglas|
|Nickname(s)||Flying Squirrel, Brie|
|Country represented||United States|
December 31, 1995 |
Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S.
|Residence||West Des Moines, Iowa|
|Height||4 feet 11 inches (1.50 m)|
|Weight||90 pounds (41 kg)|
|Discipline||Women's artistic gymnastics|
|Level||Senior International Elite|
|Years on national team||2010–present|
|Gym||Chow's Gymnastics and Dance Institute – West Des Moines|
|Head coach(es)||Liang Chow|
|Former coach(es)||Dena Walker, Gustavo Moure|
|Music||"Bon, Bon" (Pitbull, DJ Alvaro mix of "We No Speak Americano" by Yolanda Be Cool and DCUP)[note 1]|
Gabrielle Christina Victoria "Gabby" Douglas (born December 31, 1995) is an American artistic gymnast. As a member of the U.S. Women's Gymnastics team at the 2012 Summer Olympics, she won gold medals in both the individual and team all-around competitions. Douglas is the first woman of color and the first African-American 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. She was also a member of the gold-winning U.S. team at the 2011 World Championships.
Early life 
Douglas was born on December 31, 1995 in Virginia Beach, Virginia to parents Timothy Douglas and Natalie Hawkins. She has three siblings. She began training in gymnastics at age six when her older sister, Arielle, convinced their mother to enroll her in gymnastics classes. Douglas began her training under the supervision of coach Dana Walker at Gymstrada in Virginia Beach.
Junior career 
In October, at age 14, Douglas moved from Virginia Beach to West Des Moines, Iowa to train under Liang Chow, the former coach of 2007 World Champion and 2008 Summer Olympics gold medalist Shawn Johnson. Douglas was home schooled by her host family. Although Douglas' former coach, Walker, stated in 2012 that she was convinced Douglas could have made it to the Olympics if she had remained in Virginia Beach, Douglas said, "Something clicked in my head that said, if I really want to make this happen I need to get better coaching." The impetus for Douglas's move to Iowa was when Walker had invited Chow to teach a clinic at her gym, Excalibur. Douglas was impressed when Chow was able to teach her how to perform the Amanar vault in a single afternoon. Douglas considered a move to Texas to train with a renowned coach there, but after that coach declined to train her out of loyalty to Walker, Douglas selected Chow. Chow was initially skeptical, since Douglas had been just one of hundreds of kids at the clinic in Virginia Beach. However, Chow subsequently informed Douglas's Excalibur coaches that he had agreed to train her, but pointed out that he did not recruit her, saying, "I would never recruit anybody to my program."
Senior career 
Douglas earned the silver medal in uneven bars at the CoverGirl Classic in Chicago.
At the AT&T American Cup at Madison Square Garden in March, Douglas received the highest total all-around score in the women's competition, ahead of her teammate and current world champion Jordyn Wieber. However, her scores did not count towards winning the competition because she was an alternate.
Later in March, she was part of the gold-winning U.S. team at the Pacific Rim Championships, where she also won gold in uneven bars.
At the 2012 U.S. National Championships in June, Douglas won the gold medal in uneven bars, silver in the all-around, and bronze in floor. Márta Károlyi, the National Team Coordinator for USA Gymnastics, nicknamed Douglas the "Flying Squirrel" for her aerial performance on the uneven bars.
After winning a spot on the U.S. women's Olympic gymnastics team, Douglas and her teammates were featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated on the July 18, 2012 Olympic Preview issue. This marked the first time an entire Olympic gymnastics team had been featured on the cover of the magazine. She appeared on Rock Center with Brian Williams on July 19, where she discussed her family background and Olympic ambitions. On July 20, Douglas was featured on one of five Time magazine Olympic covers.
Summer Olympics 
Douglas and her teammates, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, Kyla Ross and Jordyn Wieber (nicknamed the "Fierce Five"), won the team all-around gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She then won the gold medal in the individual all-around, becoming the first African-American woman, as well as the first woman of color of any nationality, to win the event. She is also the first American gymnast ever to win both the team and individual all-around gold at the same Olympics. Douglas finished eighth in uneven bars, and seventh in balance beam. She is the first all-around champion to not medal in an individual event since women's gymnastics was added to the Olympics in 1952.
On August 3, the Kellogg Company announced that it would feature a picture of Douglas standing on the podium with her gold medal on special-edition boxes of Corn Flakes in the fall. This breaks the tradition of Olympic athletes appearing on Wheaties boxes. On August 13, Douglas appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, which also featured U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama.[note 2]
On August 26, Douglas spoke about racist bullying at Excalibur Gymnastics in an interview with Oprah Winfrey and how it nearly made her quit the sport. She described an incident in which she had heard other girls at the gym say "Why doesn’t Gabby do it? She’s our slave” when chalk needed to be scraped off the bars. The CEO of Excalibur Gymnastics, Gustavo Maure, has denied these claims.
On September 4, Douglas led the Pledge of Allegiance at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. The night before the Election, Douglas appeared at President Barack Obama's campaign rally in Norfolk, Virginia, where she introduced Stevie Wonder and Olympic track and field gold medalist Francena McCorory.
On September 6, Douglas participated in the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. She and her Fierce Five teammates introduced Alicia Keys, who sang "Girl on Fire" Keys was joined by Nicki Minaj who rapped her verses from the Inferno Remix of the song. When Minaj rapped the line "But I got 'em aggy, cause I win the gold like Gabby", Douglas appeared on stage and performed a brief routine containing cartwheels, jumps and back hand springs.
In December, Douglas released the inspirational autobiography, Grace, Gold, and Glory: My Leap of Faith, which recounts of her rise to the top of the gymnastics world, the struggles she faced along the way, and her strong faith that always kept her going. The book debuted at number 4 on The New York Times Young Adult Bestseller List.
- Douglas, Gabrielle & Burford, Michelle (2012). Grace, Gold, and Glory: My Leap of Faith. Zondervan. 224pp. ISBN 978-0310740681.
- Douglas responds on Twitter to Pitbull and acknowledes his "Bon, Bon" version. "Gabrielle Douglas – @gabrielledoug". Twitter. 7 August 2012. "@gabrielledoug Thank u for using Bon Bon 4 your floor routine...congrats on the golds! daleeeeeeee!!!! Pitbull · Tue · RT · @ · ♥
haha lol!! Thanks np!!! :)) gabrielledoug · Tue · RT · @ · ♥"
"Bon Bon" samples DJ Alvaro's mix of "We No Speak Americano" by Yolanda Be Cool and DCUP so Associated Press has used the latter when referring to Douglas's floor music:"USA Douglas wins All-Around Gold". Fox Sports. Associated Press. 2 August 2012. "Unlike most gymnasts, who may as well use elevator music it matter so little, her We Speak No Americano is as big a part of her routine as any trick."
USA Gymnastics (2012-03-15). "Gabrielle Douglas – Floor Exercise – 2012 Pacific Rim Championships" (YouTube).
- During the interview, Douglas mentioned a post-Olympics celebratory purchase of an Egg McMuffin from McDonald's, which Obama teased her afterward.
"Michelle Obama scolds Gabby Douglas for fast-food splurge". Entertainment Tonight (MSN.com). 14 August 2012. Retrieved 17 August 2012. – includes video from ETonline.com
The Monday metered ratings for Douglas's appearance were the highest for the talk show in 2012 since the night after the Super Bowl.
Patten, Dominic (2012-08-14). "Gabby Douglas & Michelle Obama Give ‘Tonight Show’ A Bump". Deadline.com.
- Florek, Michael (July 29, 2012). "10 things you may not know about US gymnast Gabby Douglas". USA TODAY.
- Emmert, Mark (30 June 2012). "Gabrielle Douglas closes in on amazing feat: making the U.S. Olympic team – You Say Gabby, They Say… ?". Des Moines Register. "Everyone else calls her Gabby. All of my friends, all of my family, we don’t know her as Gabby, we call her Brie."
- "Gabby Douglas". sports-reference.com. Retrieved April 23, 2013.
- Macur, Juliet (2 August 2012). "A Very Long Journey Was Very Swift". The New York Times. Retrieved 4 August 2012.
- Corneau, Allison (2 August 2012). "Gabby Douglas Wins Gold in Women's All-Around Olympic Gymnastics". Us Weekly.
- "Gabrielle Douglas Bio – USA Gymnastics". Retrieved 8 October 2011.
- Pucin, Diane (18 June 2012). "Gymnast Gabrielle Douglas adjusts well to spring to the top". Los Angeles Times.
- Suhay, Lisa (30 July 2012). "Olympic women's gymnastics: Gabby Douglas and parenting gold". Christian Science Monitor.
- Emmert, Mark (July 2, 2012). "Assist from sister sends Gabby Douglas to London". USA Today.
- Emmert, Mark (27 July 2012). "2012 Olympics: Gabby Douglas' former coach still feels sting". Des Moines Register. Retrieved 4 August 2012.
- Luca, Olivia (July 7, 2012). "From her living room to London: Gabby Douglas strives for success at Olympics". San Jose Mercury News.
- "Gabby Douglas". NBCOlympics.com. Retrieved August 6, 2012.
- Emmert, Mark (15 July 2012). "Gabby Douglas' West Des Moines family can't imagine life without Olympian". Des Moines Register. Retrieved 3 August 2012. Unknown parameter
- Taylor, Phil (2 August 2012). "Life-changing victory for Douglas". SI.com (SportsIllustrated.CNN.com). Retrieved 3 August 2012.
- Robinson, Tom (29 March 2012). "For gymnast, it's Olympic dreams and hard feelings". The Virginian-Pilot. Retrieved 4 August 2012.
- "U.S. wins women's gymnastics title". UPI. October 11, 2011.
- Turner, Amanda (21 September 2011). "Wieber Leads US Women's Team to Tokyo". InternationalGymnast. Retrieved 23 September 2011.
- "Gabby Douglas after Dominating the 2012 American Cup, Despite Being the Meet's Alternate". Gymnastike.org. 3 March 2012. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
- "Pac Rim Championships – Senior Event Finals Results". 18 March 2012. Retrieved 25 March 2012.
- Pucin, Diane (2012-07-02). "Gabrielle Douglas gets guaranteed spot on women's gymnastics team". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-07-27.
- "Flying Squirrel and Wieber Fever Meet in London". The New York Times. Reuters. 2012-07-27. Retrieved 2012-07-28.
- Emmert, Mark. "Gabby Douglas, gymnastics team make Sports Illustrated cover". Des Moines Register. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
- Dalbey, Beth (2012-07-19). "America Watches As Gymnast Gabby Douglas Heads to London 2012 Olympics". West Des Moines Patch. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
- Florek, Michael. "Ryan Lochte, Gabby Douglas, Lolo Jones get TIME covers". USA Today. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
- Armour, Nancy (July 31, 2012). "Americans live up to the hype and then some, adding 1st Olympic gold since ‘96 to world title". Associated Press. Archived from the original on 2012-08-31. Retrieved August 1, 2012.
- Rexrode, Joe. "With Fab Five , U.S. gymnasts pick Fierce Five". usatoday.com. August 9, 2012. Retrieved August 14, 2012.
- Hinnen, Jerry (2 August 2012). "Gabby Douglas wins all-around gold medal". CBS Sports. "Douglas – the first woman of color, of any nationality, to win the event"
- Wolfe, Sarag (2 August 2012). "US gymnast Gabby Douglas wins all-around gold medal". GlobalPost.
- Whiteside, Kelly (2 August 2012). "USA's Gabby Douglas takes gold in women's all-around". USA Today.
- Clarke, Liz (2 August 2012). "Gabby Douglas wins gold in women’s gymnastics all-around; Aly Raisman loses tie for bronze". The Washington Post.
- Rogers, Martin (6 August 2012). "Gabby Douglas fails to repeat magic on bars but remains the darling of Olympic gymnastics". Sports.Yahoo.com. Retrieved 6 August 2012.
- "London 2012, Gymnastics Artistic, Women's Apparatus, Final – Uneven Bars" (PDF). Usagym.org. 2012-08-06.
- Stiles, Adam (7 August 2012). "2012 London Olympics: Gabby Douglas Falls Off Balance Beam In Final". Washington, DC: SB Nation. Retrieved 7 August 2012.
- "Protest, near perfection lift USA's Aly Raisman –". Usatoday.com. Retrieved 2012-08-31.
- Jiggetts, Lauren (3 August 2012). "Gabby Douglas Gets Cereal Box Billing". NBC News. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
- Chen, Joyce (2012-08-27). "Gabby Douglas to Oprah: I was 'bullied,' called 'slave' during early gymnastics training in Virginia". New York Daily News.
- Finn, Natalie (2012-08-27). "Gabby Douglas' Ex-Gym Denies Claim of Bullying, Racism: "We Are Good People"". E! News Online. Retrieved 2012-09-01.
- "Gabby Douglas Goes For Gold In New Super Mario Bros. 2 Ad" (YouTube). Nintendo. 1 October 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2012.
- "Gabby Douglas Leads the Pledge of Allegiance at the 2012 Democratic National Convention". CBS News. 19 November 2012.
- "Gabby Douglas Appears at Rally for Barack Obama" (Twitter). Gymnastics Coaching.com. 19 November 2012. - reprint of Twitter post
- Trust, Gary (2012-09-07). "Weekly Chart Notes: tobyMac, Alanis Morissette, Alicia Keys". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2012-09-08.
- Markman, Rob (2012-09-06). "Nicki Minaj, Alicia Keys Deliver Golden VMA Performance With Gabby Douglas". MTV News. (Viacom International). Retrieved 2012-09-09.
- Anon. (2012-09-07). "Gabby Douglas Does Gymnastics During Alicia Keys Nicki Minaj VMA Performance". TheHollywoodGossip.com. Retrieved 2012-09-08.
- Finn, Natalie (2012-09-07). "Five Biggest Jaw-Droppers From the MTV Video Music Awards". E! Online. Retrieved 2013-02-27.
- "Gabby Douglas to Publish Inspirational Memoir". People. 6 September 2012.
- "Best Sellers Young Adult". The New York Times. 23 December 2012.
- Armour, Nancy (December 21, 2012). "Gabby Douglas Wins AP Female Athlete Of The Year Honors". Associated Press. Retrieved February 27, 2012.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Gabby Douglas|
- Official website
- Gabrielle Douglas at Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique
- Gabrielle Douglas at USA Gymnastics
- Gabby Douglas on Twitter
- "'Brie & Her Big Cheese' – Gabby's Family Blog".