If you are interested in gymnastics, you must have heard the name of Gabby Douglas. She is an American Gymnast and was the all-around champion in the 2012 Olympics. She also won a silver medal at the 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championship. She was also a part of the teams that won a gold medal in 2012 as well as the 2016 Summer Olympics. She was also a member of the America Teams that won Gold at the 2011 and 2015 World Championships. She came into the limelight as she is the first-ever African American to become the All-around champion in the Olympics.
She is also the first gymnast from the to win a team championship as well as an individual all-around competition in the same year Olympics. She has faced a lot of struggles and work too hard in his life, and all of that shown in her biopic film, ‘The Gabby Douglas Story,’ which was released in 2014.
Gabby’s full name is Gabrielle Christina Victoria Douglas, and she was born in Virginia, on 31st December 1995. Her mother’s name is Natalie Hawkins-Douglas, and her father’s name is Timothy Douglas. She has one elder brother and two elder sisters named Johnathan, Arielle, and Joyelle, respectively. She started doing gymnastics where she was merely six years old after her mother enrolled her in a class. When she turned eight, she had already won the Level 4 gymnastics title at Virginia State Championships held in 2004.
Later she moved to Des Moines and started training with Liang Chow. Gabby stayed in Virginia with Missy and Travis Parton. She faced a lot of issues as she was separated from her family.
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Douglas started her career at the 2008 US Classic held in Houston, Texas. She got the 10th position there in the all-around rankings. Then she participated in the 2008 Visa Championships in Boston and got the 16th Rank. That year, she didn’t a place in the Junior Women’s National Team. The year 2009 was not good for her; she got the growth plate of her wrist fractured, which made her miss the Covergirl US Classic in 2009. However, she participated in the Visa Championships in Dallas, Texas but couldn’t perform her full routine due to the Injury.
In the year 2010, She got a silver medal on the balance beam at the U.S. Junior Championships and got the 4th all-around position. She got the 8thposition on the floor exercise and the same all-around Rank on Vault. After that, she started her senior career and got numerous achievements which made her one of the biggest names in the sport.
In the year 2012, Gabby launched her autobiography, Grace, Gold, and Glory: My Leap of Faith. Two years later, a TV movie based on her life aired and was titled; ‘The Gabby Douglas Story. In 2016, another TV reality show about Gabby and her family was aired on the Oxygen Channel. It was titled; ‘Douglas Family Gold.
Gabby Douglas is a successful Gymnast, and her net worth is expected to be $4 million.