About the Publisher

My name is Campbell Smith. I'm in 6th grade and 11 years old and I go to Holman Middle school. In my English class we are doing biographies on an important person. I choose Gabby Douglas because I am a gymnast too. Also I loved watching her in the Olympics on T.V. and I know a lot about her. She is also from the same state as me. I hope you'll learn more about her after reading this.

Gabby Douglas (America's Golden Girl)

Gabby's Journey to Fame

Gabby Douglas was born December 31, 1995 in Virginia Beach, VA. Her first gymnastics experience was when she was 3, when she did a straight cartwheel that her sister, Arielle taught her. She loved gymnastics so, when she was 6 years old she decided to start real classes. By the time she was 8 year old she had won a state championship. At the 2010 Nastia Liukin SuperGirl Cup Gabby made her first appearance on a national scene, the she made 4th place in. She was in 3rd place on the balance beam, she place 6th on the vault and 9th all-around junior portion of her first major meet, the 2010 CoverGirl in Chicago, Illinois. Douglas went to win the silver medal on balance beam and 4th all-around at the 2010 U.S. Junior National Championships, and then got the uneven bars title at the 2010 P American Championships. Her presentation at that competition also placed 5th all-around and won her and all of that hard work got her the share of the U.S. team gold medal. Gabby wanted to move to West Des Moines to train with her dream coach, Liang Chow so Mr. and Mrs Parton volunteered to be her host parents for 2 years. In the 2012 Summer Olympic Games Douglas and other people on he team, such as Kyla Ross, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman and Jordyn Wieber won a team gold metal. People all over the world were watching while the judges said the teams win. It was the first gold medal they won since 1996.

The Causes and Effects of Getting to the Top

Gabby started gymnastics training when she was 6 years old and then won a state championship when she was 8. Her first gymnastics experience was when she was 3, when she did a straight cartwheel that her sister, Arielle taught her. Her goal is to be the 2nd African American to win an individual medal and because of this life goal she had to work harder and harder and this goal also led her in a good direction. Gabby Douglas has many achievements, for example, at the 2010 Nastia Liukin SuperGirl Cup Gabby made her first appearance on a national scene, the she made 4th place in. She was in 3rd place on the balance beam, she place 6th on the vault and 9th all-around junior portion of her first major meet, the 2010 CoverGirl in Chicago, Illinois. She went to win the silver medal on balance beam and 4th all-around at the 2010 U.S. Junior National Championships, and then got the uneven bars title at the 2010 American Championships. Her presentation at that competition also placed 5th all-around and won her and all of that hard work got her the share of the U.S. team gold medal. Mr. and Mrs. Parton offered to take gabby in as host parents while she was living in West Des Moines. She is the first African American to be on the U.S. Olympic women’s team since Dawes in 2000. In the 2012 Summer Olympic Games Douglas and other people on he team, such as Kyla Ross, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman and Jordyn Wieber won a team gold metal. People all over the world were watching while the judges said the teams win. It was the first gold medal they won since 1996.

Daminique Dawes and Gabby Douglas

Daminiquue Dawes and Gabby Douglas both are american gold medalist. Dawes is the first African American to win an individual medal and Gabby Douglas is the 2nd. Daminique's nickname is "Awesome Dawesome". Gabby's is Americas Golden Girl. Gabby Douglas won her gold medal in 2012 and Dawes won her in 1996. Dawes and Douglas are both gymnast. Gabby doulas is 19 years old and Dawes is about 7 year older and is 38. Dawes was born on November 20, 1976 and Gabby Douglas was born on December 31 (New Years Eve) 1995.

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What was her biggest problems moving away from her family?

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I love the pictures! I also like how you involved her family. Very good details too.

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I like the title you did for your paragraphs. They are very creative.