Gabrielle Douglas was born on December 31, 1995 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She has been doing gymnastics all of her life from ages of 5-to now at age 19. She started formal gymnastics at six years old. She won her first ever championship at age eight years old in Virginia Beach, VA.
Her competition: Compare and Contrast
I am comparing Gabby against her competition Jordyn Weiber. Jordyn was a very big competitor for gabby. Even though Jordyn was on the same team as her, they all strived to be better than another. Jordyn and Gabby both beat each other multiple time but it all came down to the 2012 summer Olympics.
Moving to Iowa: Cause and effect
In October, at age 14, Gabby moved from Virginia Beach to West Des Moines, Iowa, to be coached by the famous Liang Chow. Before this major decision she was deciding if it was the right decision. She would've left her family, friends, and pets to train in Iowa with a completely different family that she did not know! This was a very tough decision but in the end she decided that it would be best for her to move.
Gabby Douglas: Chronological
Gabby was into gymnastics ever since she was a child but never thought about pursuing it unitl age 8 when she won her first championship. Six years later she really pursued it, she moved half way across the country to train with the best coach Liang Chow. At age sixteen she was training for the 2012 Summer Olympics, she eventually won that. All the hard decisions and hard work paid off. Now Gabby is training at Buckeye Gymnastics Club in Westerville, Ohio.
I made this website to inform the readers about someone who is so inspiring that even if you don't do gymnastics you'll be amazed. Gabby Douglas is a very inspiring young woman who strives to be better every single day. The websites that I used to get this information are "Gabby Douglas." Britannica School. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2014. Web. 15 Dec. 2014. <http://school.eb.com/levels/middle/article/600474>, "Gabrielle Christina Victoria Douglas." Bio. A&E Television Networks, 2014. Web. 17 Dec. 2014, and "USA Gymnastics | Gabrielle Douglas." USA Gymnastics | Gabrielle Douglas. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Dec. 2014.