Gabby Douglas Makes History Wins Gold in 2012 Olympic
2012 First African-American Female to win individual and team all-around competitions
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http://www.UniversalSports.com 2012, St. Louis, Missouri, Women’s Visa Gymnastics Championship, on day 1 with 60.650 points Douglas ties Jordyn Wieber for the lead. (Watch the full event at UniversalSports.com)
Gabrielle Christina Victoria “Gabby” Douglas (born December 31, 1995) is an American artistic gymnast. As a member of the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team at the 2012 Summer Olympics, she won gold medals in both the individual and team all-around competitions. Douglas is the first African-American and first non-Caucasian female in Olympic history to become the individual all-around champion, and the first American gymnast to win gold in both the individual all-around and team competitions at the same Olympics. She was also a member of the gold-winning U.S. team at the 2011 World Championships.
On July 31, Douglas and her teammates, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, Kyla Ross and Jordyn Wieber, won the team all-around gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics. On August 2, Douglas won the gold medal in the individual all-around, becoming the first African-American woman and first woman of color to win the event. She is also the first American gymnast ever to win both the team and individual all-around gold at the same Olympics.
Douglas is the daughter of Timothy Douglas and Natalie Hawkins. When Douglas left Virginia to live with a host family, she and older sister Arielle worked together to gain their mother’s reluctant approval. After her 2012 Olympics victory, she was quoted as saying: “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.”