Top 3 Role Models for Kids - Gabby Douglas, the flying squirrel, is a gymnast who participated in the 2012 London Olympics. gabby-douglas. Before Gabby, no African-American gymnast had become all-around champion.
Gabby Douglas: Gymnastics Age: 16 Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA Girl guide: The 4-foot-11 Vampire Diaries fanatic left her family at age 14 to train alongside 2008 Olympics darling Shawn Johnson in Iowa. "She's given me so much," Douglas, who's home-schooled, tells Us. "She tells me never to give up."
"It is everything I thought it would be; being the Olympic champion, it definitely is an amazing feeling. And I give all the glory to God. It's kind of a win-win situation. The glory goes up to him and the blessings fall down on me," -Gabby Douglas "Let all that I am praise the LORD; may I never forget the good things He does for me." - Gabby Douglas
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Women In Sports, Summer Olympics 2016 Gabby Douglas,the first African-American woman in Olympic history to be an individual all-around gymnastics champion, as well as the first American gymnast to take home gold in both the team all-around and individual all-around in the same games