Gabby Douglas

a modern day hero

When, and where was she born?

Gabrielle Douglas, also known as Gabby, a well known gymnast, and Olympian was born on December 31st, 1995, in Virginia Beach, Virginia

What has she done?

Gabby has done many things, and is only seventeen years old, some of her many accomplishments have been:

  • Gabby is the first African American to win a gold medal in the individual all-around event. Gabby also won a team gold medal with her teammates Aly Raisman, Kyla Ross, McKayla Maroney and Jordyn Wieber.
  • At age fourteen Gabby had the courage to move away for her family in Virginia, and West Des Moines, Iowa to train with her elite coach, Liang Chow. Gabby now lives with a host family, the Partons, and is a big sister to their four daughters.

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