Stick it with Gabby Douglas

As you might have seen many Olympic gold medalist bite their gold medal, here in this picture as a tradition for most Olympians.

About the author

         My name is Cameron and I am a student at Holman Middle School. This is my first year at Holman and is a rising 7th grader.

         The purpose of this website is because we were having a research project and I chose Gabby Douglas as my research topic. For the past few weeks we have been working on our research/nonfiction skills and with all of those we are making projects with whoever we want and using our researching skills. We had to make an interactive and informational website for our final project.

Gabrielle Douglas releasing her first book

early life:  background and personal                                  description

  Her first name is Gabrielle and her hometown is Virginia Beach, VA. She has a personal website known as gabrielledouglas.com/ she has a twitter and facebook for fans and people to follow Twitter: @gabrielledoug Facebook: Facebook.com/GabrielleDouglasUSA. She was home schooled and still is with all of her training. She began gymnastics in 2002 and her favorite event is floor and beam.

   How she got involved in gymnastics;My older sister, Arielle, talked my mom into enrolling me because she thought I would be a good gymnast. Her favorite thing to learn in gymnastics was learning new skills and competing the U.S. Her goals are to make the World and Olympic Teams. Her parents’ names were Natalie and Timothy Douglas and her siblings were; Older sisters Arielle and Joyelle and older brother Johnathan. These are the sports her siblings tool. Arielle - ballroom dancing. Joyelle - figure skating. Johnathan - football, track and martial arts.Her intrests outside the gym were Favorite school subject: English Hobbies or favorite activities: Reading, knitting Favorite book(s): Twilight Favorite TV show(s): Vampire Diaries and Favorite Food: Mexican and Italian.

                     Cause and Effect
            Why she left olympic coach

     As many Gabby Douglas fans they know that Liang Chow old coach of Gabby Douglas. Not very many people know but recently when training last year she got really home sick, her family moved to Los Angeles. She didn’t want to be home sick once again so she decided to move close to her family so she decided not to be a part of Liang Chows Gymnastics and Dance business. Because of the move Gabby is forced to join another gym and that’s exactly what she did.

Her first olympic coach and her.

Road to success: Chronological time line

  On December 31, 1995 Gabby Douglas was born in Virginia Beach. She began gymnastics on April 2, 2002 at the age of six. June seventeenth 2003 Gabby won a championship at only eight years old. Gabby’s dad was deployed overseas as an Air National Guard member, because of all of that so she got close to a family that provided her with stability as her single mother was struggling. At the age of twelve Gabby met Shawn Johnson’s coach Liang Chow on March 3, 2010. On May 18, 2011 Gabby was a part of the US gymnastics team who won gold at the Artistic Nation Gymnastics Championship. July 29, 2012 finally arrived it was the London Olympic games she won the team gold medal and she was the first African American to win gold in the individual all-around gold medal.

Citations

Sports, Bryce Miller. "Gabby Douglas Leaves Longtime Coach, Base in Iowa." USA Today. Gannett, 21 Aug. 2013. Web. 12 Jan. 2015.

"Gabby Douglas." Timetoast. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Jan. 2015.

"Gabby Douglas Biography." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2014.

Gabby Douglas." Gabby Douglas. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Dec. 2014.

Http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/olympics/2014/08/01/gabby-douglas-olympics-martha-karolyi-columbus-ohio/13474455/. N.p., n.d. Web.

Comment Stream

2 years ago
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What motivated Gabby Douglas to become a gymnast, better yet a professional gymnast in the olympics.

2 years ago
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Have you ever read any of her books?

2 years ago
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I like how you organized the website. In the description paragraph, the first sentence, is the writing supposed to be in her perspective?

2 years ago
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Very well organized

2 years ago
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I like the pictures you put.

2 years ago
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When did you start admiring Gabby Douglas?

2 years ago
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I love the picture you put at the beginning! I also love this website! Does Gabby Douglas inspire you as a gymnast or to become a gymnast? How?