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Gabby Douglas
— Gymnast â€”

Douglas throwing out the first pitch at Citi Field in August 2012
Personal information
Full name Gabrielle Christina Victoria Douglas
Nickname(s) Gabby
Country represented United States
Born (1995-12-31) December 31, 1995 (age 21)
Newport News, Virginia[1]
Residence West Des Moines, Iowa
Height 5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)[2]
Discipline Artistic gymnastics
Level Senior international elite
Years on national team 2008–2012, 2014–present (US)
Gym Buckeye Gymnastics[3]
Head coach(es) Christian Gallardo
Assistant coach(es) Liang Chow
Former coach(es) Kittia Carpenter, Dena Walker, Gustavo Moure, Liang Chow
Music Here
Eponymous skills yes

You've got to be confident when you're competing. You've got to be a beast.
Gabby Douglas
I learned from my mom to always keep pushing yourself.
I think I would go for a Michael Phelps kind of guy.
I just want to continue with gymnastics because I'm still young and fresh. I think can get some more titles under my belt.
Gabby Douglas
I wake up at about 9 a.m., and have a few hours of school or time to relax. Then, I have practice at 2:30 p.m. with my team.
Gabby Douglas
I like squirrels. They're so adventurous.
It's definitely important to have your mom and family there to back you up and cheering from the stands. You'd love them to come to every big dance and every big game, but sometimes that's not possible.
Gabby Douglas
Toward the end of the Olympics, you get physically tired and drained. And no matter how much rest you have, your body is tired.
Gabby Douglas
Me and my dad are kind of distant since my mom and him separated.
You just have to be yourself and go full with confidence and be courageous.
Gabby Douglas
It's just incredible how people come up to me and say, 'Gabby, you inspire me to do anything I can set my mind to.' It's truly an honor.
Gabby Douglas
Always be courageous and strong, and don't fear.
I wanted to tell my story and where I came from and my background, because it was not easy.
Gabby Douglas
I wear makeup pretty much every day. For training, I usually do a lighter base, a lighter blush and I used the mascara and a little bit of the lip gloss.
Gabby Douglas
I take my Bible with me, sometimes two of them, when I travel.
I love listening to Lil' Wayne, Drake, and Eminem to get me fired up!
I've been on a tweeting mission.
Oprah has definitely caught my eye. My mom and I used to watch her shows. We just love her.
Gabby Douglas
By now, you've probably caught on to something: my mother is always standing by with just the right Scripture or inspirational saying to get me through any tough situation.
Gabby Douglas
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
Gold medals are made out of sweat, blood and tears and effort in the gym every day.
Gabby Douglas
I got my feet wet in a couple of shows. I did a cameo on my favorite show, 'The Vampire Diaries.' And I guest starred on a show called 'Kickin' It' on Disney.
Gabby Douglas
I had to face a lot coming through this journey, a lot of sacrifices, difficulties, challenges, and injuries.
Gabby Douglas
You just have to be yourself and go full with confidence and be courageous.
Gabby Douglas
I'm not gonna lie, I love Usain Bolt and Serena Williams. What I love about Serena is that she just gets on the floor and she dominates. She handles her business very well, I respect that.
Gabby Douglas
I accomplished something big and that's a memory I will never forget.
You need your mom and dad to protect you. It means they love you so much.
You know, God has a plan for me, and I'm going to follow in his footsteps and just rejoice and be happy.
Gabby Douglas
I've learned how to stay humble. I don't want to get in over my head because when you do that it takes you off your game.
Gabby Douglas
My mom says I'm a fighter, a fierce competitor, and I think I am, too.
I want to do all roles. The sky's the limit.
I used to have this lucky rock and I used to always have to rub it three times before I competed.
Gabby Douglas
Everyone has hiccups in their families.
Even before I competed in the Olympics, I always wanted to write a book.
The one snack I really love is YoCrunch yogurt. It's like an apple pie in a cup! You have your apples on the bottom, your yogurt in the middle, and piecrust crumbs on top.
Gabby Douglas
Gold medals are made out of your sweat, blood and tears, and effort in the gym every day, and sacrificing a lot.
Gabby Douglas
I love all the attention, people noticing me. 'There's the gymnast. There she is!'
Gabby Douglas
I kind of do think of myself as a superhero and just flying high, and doing these crazy flips.
Gabby Douglas
We can choose a path that leads us into trouble. It all comes down to our decisions at the end of the day.
Gabby Douglas
I would love to be a role model.
I googled 'Gabby Douglas,' and all these things popped up like 'Gabby Douglas makes history!' And 'She's the champion!'
Gabby Douglas
The hard work definitely paid off and hard work always does.
It's very tough for me to focus. I'm like: 'Look, something shiny! No, focus. Oh, there goes a butterfly!'
Gabby Douglas
My family and I had to overcome a lot to get where we are today.
Gospel music always relaxes me and calms my nerves.
My mom used to tell me when I was little, 'When it rains, it's God's manifestation – a big day's waiting to happen.'
Gabby Douglas
I think I was about 14 when I did my first makeup. I was like, 'Wow, I really like this what do you call it? Makeup thing?'
Gabby Douglas