Gabrielle Christina Victoria Douglas is an American artistic gymnast. She is the 2012 Olympic all around champion and the 2015 World all-around silver medalist. She was a member of the gold-winning teams at both the 2012 and the 2016 Summer Olympics, dubbed the "Fierce Five" and the "Final Five" by the media, respectively. She was also a member of the gold-winning American teams at the 2011 and the 2015 World Championships. Douglas is the first African American to become the Olympic individual all-around champion, and the first U.S. gymnast to win gold in both the individual all-around and team competitions at the same Olympics. She was also the 2016 AT&T American Cup all-around champion. As a public figure, Douglas' gymnastics successes have led to her life story adaptation in the 2014 Lifetime biopic film, The Gabby Douglas Story, as well as the acquisition of her own reality television series, Douglas Family Gold.
|Country represented:||United States|
|Born:||December 31, 1995, Newport News, Virginia, U.S.|
|Residence:||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Level:||Senior international elite|
|Years on national team:||2008–2012, 2014–2016 (US)|
|Head coach(es):||Christian Gallardo|
|Assistant coach(es):||Liang Chow|
|Former coach(es):||Kittia Carpenter, Dena Walker, Gustavo Moure, Liang Chow|
|Twitter:||Gabby Douglas's Twitter profile|
|Instagram:||Gabby Douglas's Instagram profile|
|Facebook:||Gabby Douglas's Facebook profile|
About Gabby Douglas
Gymnast who became the first African-American woman to win the gymnastics all-around Olympic gold medal, doing so at the 2012 Games. She also won the team competitions at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics.
She began training in gymnastics at the age of six.
She won her first all-around gymnastics title at the Virginia State Championships when she was eight.
She was raised by her parents, Timothy Douglas and Natalie Hawkins, in Virginia Beach alongside three siblings, including an older sister named Arielle.
She introduced Alicia Keys at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards.
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