)$3 million Amazing book that gives you a behind the scenes picture of what life was like for Gabby growing up and how hard she had to fight to get to where she is now. She has a wonderful support team that helps her pull through. Douglas has two dogs: Zoway, a black Labrador and Rottweiler mix; a white Morkie, a Maltese and Yorkie mix. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. And now, with her memoir, I am awarded the opportunity to dive deeper into her story. All of her siblings were into some or the other form of sports. Gabby Douglas Biography (Age) Born as Gabrielle Christina Victoria Douglas on December 31, 1995; Gabby was born in Newport News, Virginia, to black American parents. Coach/MentorChristian Gallardo Alas, what does not kill you makes you stronger. This book will inspire a lot of little girls to "go for the gold". In this novel, Douglas reveals her story of discovering gymnastics and eventually training for the Olympics. Mother- Natalie Hawkins She started undergoing training at a very young age of six, and since then, she has always been in love with sports. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, "Gymnast Gabrielle Douglas adjusts well to spring to the top", "Assist from sister sends Gabby Douglas to London", "From her living room to London: Gabby Douglas strives for success at Olympics", Gabby Douglas Mother Sold Her Jewelry To Help Her Daughter Win Gold Medal, https://simple.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Gabby_Douglas&oldid=7111003, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. As an older woman, Gabrielle Douglas story inspires and deeply touches me. Aside from them, readers also get a look into her family life. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. This page was last changed on 15 September 2020, at 13:54. Gabrielle Christina Victoria "Gabby" Douglas (born December 31, 1995) is an American artistic gymnast. She started training at, Douglas moved to Des Moines, Iowa to train under the coach. Sisters- Joyelle and Arielle Date of Birth31 December 1995 Approximately, 61 kg in Kilograms or 134.5 lbs in Pounds is her weight. |  Singing, knitting, playing piano, dancing. She has a gorgeous black eye color. Douglas is the first female reigning Olympic all-around champion to return to the World Championships and medal in the all-around since Elena Davydova in 1981. Her real name is Gabrielle Christina Victoria Douglas, and her father is Timothy Douglas and mother, Natalie Douglas. Mini Bio (1) Gabrielle Christina Victoria "Gabby" Douglas (born December 31, 1995) is an American artistic gymnast. Favorite DestinationBora bora. HometownDes Moines, Iowa. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she made history, becoming the first US gymnast to take home a team and an individual gold medal in the same Olympics. Se likes it this way as she could get a lot of time to learn piano and knitting. Reviewed in the United States on December 25, 2012. She believes school is overrated as she, along with her siblings, has been home-schooled. She won first place and got a spot on the United States' 2012 women's gymnastics Olympic team. Gabby was born in Virginia in 1995 on the eve of New Year. In October 2002, Douglas began her training at Gymstrada. She practices in the day; I wonder when she sleeps! [2], Douglas started gymnastics at age 6. Something went wrong. Her parents are Natalie Hawkins-Douglas and Timothy Douglas , and she is one of four children. Career Turning Point2012 Olympics Douglas appearing at Citi Field to throw out the first pitch for a Mets-Rockies game, Gabrielle Christina Victoria Douglas (born December 31, 1995 in Virginia Beach, Virginia) is an American gymnast. Hair ColourBlack As a single mother, Douglas's mother works hard to support her daughter's dream, financially and mentally. Gabrielle is the first woman of color of any nationality and the first African-American gymnast in Olympic history to become the Individual All-Around Champion. (In the "all-around" competition, gymnasts do all four gymnastics activities - balance beam, vault, uneven bars, and floor … Sexual Orientation Straight She brought USA multiple gold medals in Olympic 2012 while being a part of United State’s Women Gymnastics Team, which earned the moniker ‘Fierce Five’ among the worldwide fans. in Feet Inches- 5’ 2” Gabrielle Christina Victoria Douglas (born December 31, 1995 in Virginia Beach, Virginia) is an American gymnast. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Gabrielle Douglas was born in Newport News, Virginia and grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia, to parents Timothy Douglas and Natalie Hawkins-Douglas. Gabby Douglas was born as Gabrielle Christina Victoria on December 31, 1995, in Newport News, Virginia. NationalityAmerican Favorite ArtistsLil Wayne, Drake and Katy Perry She was also a member of the gold-winning American team at the 2011 and the 2015 World Championships, and the all-around silver medalist at the 2015 World Championships. Net Worth (approx. I remember watching her with such rapt attention and admiration during the summer Olympics and reminiscing how nearly 20 years earlier, I watched Dominique Dawes with the same feelings. It really gives the reader inside look at her life. Please choose a different delivery location. Won 2 gold medals. She won gold medals in both the individual all-around and team competitions. It saddens me that young minority women have to endure any form of racism but as I think about it the Civil Rights Movement occurred in 1960s after 200 years of slavery and a systemized form of oppression. Her mother said rain is “God’s manifestation; a big day’s waiting to happen.” The day Gabby won her, it was raining too and she made a phone call to her mother early in the day saying. Educational QualificationsHigh School Gabby Douglas was recently named Associated Press's Female Athlete of the Year. Heightin centimeters- 157 cm She competed with the United States' women's gymnastics team in the 2012 Summer Olympics. HusbandN/A She is the first woman since 1981, who re-entered the World Championships. Since her Olympic triumph, Gabrielle has used her platform to inspire millions with a powerful message: With hard work and persistence, any dream is possible. Mini Bio (1) Gabrielle Christina Victoria "Gabby" Douglas (born December 31, 1995) is an American artistic gymnast. Her mother and her siblings just keeps giving her the inspiration to reach higher and higher. She belongs to Afro-American ethnicity and holds an American nationality. Affairs/BoyfriendsNot known Excellent book! If it wasn’t gymnastics, she would have liked to be an actress. Gabby Douglas’ success has attracted attention from the media. She won a silver medal for her all-round performance in the 2015 World Championships. Hardcover – Bargain Price, November 27, 2012, Hardcover, Bargain Price, November 27, 2012. Was named the 2012 Female Athlete of the Year by the Associated Press. Unable to add item to List. Her sister Joelle did figure skating, her brother did martial arts, track and football and her sister Arielle was a ballroom dancer. Gabby Douglas. Gabby Douglas was recently named Associated Press's Female Athlete of the Year. Fortunately, I read her memoir on my Kindle so my tears did not cause any damage. It seems like a novel, and yet it is real-life, and big dreams do come true. Gabby Douglas’ success has attracted attention from the media. Bio Her sister Arielle, who had broken her wrist doing gymnastics, convinced their mother to let Gabby start taking gymnastics classes. Favorite Song"Girl on Fire" by Alicia Keys It's not an easy sport. ProfessionArtistic gymnastics Gabby Douglas, in full Gabrielle Christina Victoria Douglas, (born December 31, 1995, Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S.), gymnast who, at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, became both the first American to claim gold medals in the team and individual all-around events and the first African American to … Personal Life Official Sites. Gabby has an African-American ethnic background and is an American citizen. She has been a part of the 2012 Lifetime biopic film, The Gabby Douglas Story. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. In this personal autobiography, Gabrielle tells her story of faith, perseverance, and determination, demonstrating you can reach your dreams if you let yourself soar. Please try your request again later. : Not Known, Gabby almost quit gymnastics because of the bad atmosphere they had at the Virginia gym. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. 2012 U.S. Olympic gymnast. Money Factor This is a great book to read together with family (or listen to the audio). She likes pickles, but sour pickle, not the sweet ones. She said she was tortured by her fellow gymnasts, who sometimes, were racists too. Gabby Douglas is 157 cm tall and in feet inches, her height is 5’2”. Brother- John And, if they have Gabrielle's faith...they can. This book is a great read and realization for anyone considering the sport or currently in gymnastics that will open the eyes to the fact that the road to success is not always easy, but as the great Napoleon Hill said, “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”, Reviewed in the United States on October 15, 2019. I think she is a great leader to the next generation of gymnasts, Reviewed in the United States on December 16, 2016. She is a gymnast enthusiast. She was a member of the United States women's national gymnastics team, dubbed the Fierce Five by the media, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, where she won gold medals in the individual all-around and team competitions. It takes a lot to be an Olympic athlete. She is a colorful, expressive writer which makes it a pleasure to read. She is the first woman since 1981, who re-entered the World Championships. Gabby Douglas threw out the first pitch before the New York Mets match, hosting the Colorado Rockies at Citi Field. ), Douglas is the first African-American woman in Olympic history to win first place in the individual all-around competition. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 18, 2019, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 13, 2016, Christmas money gift for my daughter aged 11 who loved it, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 22, 2019, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 2, 2016, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 15, 2017, Granddaughter loved this book quite an inspirational true story for any young person.

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