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GABBY DOUGLAS
SHE WAS THE FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN
GIRL TO WIN AN ALL-AROUND GOLD
MEDAL.
CHAPTER ONE: IT’S A GIRL
• GABBY DOUGLAS WAS BORN DECEMBER 31ST 1995 IN
VIRGINIA BEACH. HER MOM’S NAME IS NATILE HAWKINS.
GABBY’S MOM ALMOST DIED HAVING HER. SHE HAD A LIFE
THREATENING DISEASE CALLED BRANCHED CHAIN
KEDORCIA, A BLOOD DISORDER.
CHAPTER TWO: PERSONAL
• WHEN GABBY DOUGLAS WAS SIX MONTHS
OLD THE DISEASE HAD GONE AWAY. HER AND
HER BROTHER WERE VERY CLOSE EVEN
THOUGH THEY WERE FOURTEEN MONTHS
APART.
CHAPTER THREE: SIBLINGS
• GABBY DOUGLAS HAD THREE OLDER SIBLINGS, TWO
SISTERS, ARIELLE AND JOYELLE AND ONE BROTHER, JOHN.
GROWING UP, GABBY WAS VERY POOR AND HOMELESS.
CHAPTER FOUR: EXPERIENCE
• GABBY’S SISTER ARIELLE SHOWED HER HOW
TO DO A PERFECT CARTWHEEL AND
EVERYTHING GABBY DOUGLAS KNOWS NOW
TO THIS DAY.
CHAPTER FIVE: SPORTS
• GABBY’S SISTERS GAVE UP THEIR SPORTS TO LET HER DO
GYMNASTICS BECAUSE HER MOM DID NOT HAVE ENOUGH MONEY
TO PAY FOR ALL THREE OF THEIR SPORTS. GABBY HAS BEEN DOING
GYMNASTICS SINCE SHE WAS SIX YEARS OLD.
CHAPTER SIX: SHORT
• GABBY WAS BEING PICKED ON WHEN SHE WAS A
GIRL BECAUSE SHE WAS TOO SHORT. HER
NICKNAME WAS “BRIE” AND THE “FLYING
SQUIRREL”.
CHAPTER SEVEN: MOVING
• TO THIS DAY GABBY IS ‘4”11” AND 94 POUNDS. FOR HER
TO BE ABLE TO TRAIN WITH COACH LIANG CHOW, SHE
HAD TO MOVE WITH A FAMILY THAT LIVED IN WEST DES
MONIES, IOWA CAUSE THAT’S WERE COACH LIANG
CHOW WAS.
CHAPTER EIGHT: IOWA
• IN OCTOBER 2010 GABBY LEFT HER HOME TO GO TRAIN
WITH COACH LIANG CHOW. GABBY DOUGLAS WAS
ONLY FOURTEEN WHEN SHE HAD TO MOVE IN OCTOBER
2010 TO GO TRAIN WITH COACH LIANG CHOW.
CHAPTER NINE: LONDON OLYMPICS
• AT THE LONDON OLYMPICS HER LEAP OF FAITH WAS
A DISASTER. SHE HAD CRASHED. SHE GOT AN
INJURY WHILE SHE WAS TRAINING FOR THE
OLYMPICS WITH LIANG CHOW.
CHAPTER TEN: QUITING!!!!!!
• JORDAN WIEBER WAS ONE OF GABBY'S TEAMMATES. GABBY
AND HER FAMILY STRUGGLED TO FIND A HOME IN ONE POINT OF
HER LIFE. GABBY WANTED TO QUIT. SHE SAID: ”GYMNASTICS IS
NOT MY PASSION ANYMORE.”
CHAPTER ELEVEN: GOLD STEALER
• GABBY ALSO TRAINED WITH ANOTHER COACH.
HER NAME WAS SHAWN JOHNSON. GABBY
ALMOST GOT THE GOLD TAKEN AWAY FROM
HER BY JORDAN WIEBER IN THE LONDON
OLYMPICS.
CHAPTER TWELVE: WOMEN'S GYMNASTICS TEAM
• AT THE U.S. LONDON 2012 SUMMER OLYMPIC
GAMES, GABBY AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE U.S.
OLYMPIC WOMEN'S GYMNASTICS TEAM, KYLA
ROSS, MCAYLA MAORONY, ALY RAISMAN , AND
JORDAN WIEBER TOOK HOME A TEAM GOLD
MEDAL.
CHAPTER THIRTEEN: STARTING UP
•GABBY WAS THE FIRST AFRICAN
AMERICAN GIRL TO WIN AN ALL-AROUND
GOLD MEDAL AT THE LONDON OLYMPICS.
HER LEAP OF FAITH WAS A DISASTER SHE
HAD CRASHED.
CHAPTER FOURTEEN: MOVIE!!!!!!!
•GABBY DOUGLAS RECENTLY MADE HER
OWN MOVIE CALLED “THE GABBY
DOUGLAS STORY “ SHOWING HER REAL
LIFE JUST WITH ACTORS.

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