U.S. Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas became the first African-American to win the all-around Olympic gold and the first American athlete to win both the team gold in gymnastics and the all-around gold medal. The 16 year-old left her home to live with a host family in Des Moines, Iowa two years ago to train for London. She has been nicknamed “The Flying Squirrel” by friends for her amazing aerodynamics. After winning in London, she’s been re-nicknamed “Golden Gabby” alongside her team members who have now been referenced as “The Fierce Five.”

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3 thoughts on “Little Known Black History Fact: Gabby Douglas

  1. tauauf on said:

    I am an avid Kindle reader; because it allows me to reach around the world from my home…the other day I browsed through a very interesting book that shed light on this subject. It is titled “Color Struck.” by: Ray Charles, a compilation of laws; deeds; wills and petitions that documents America’s early interracial transformation. In paper-back and digital; Amazon Kindle, ISBN #1478195080…Please review it. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008IMRAVY or
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  2. labooze on said:

    I feel sorry for those who are criticizing this young lady’s hair. Just remember this: while you’re at the beauty shop getting gold highlights, Gabby’s at the Olympics getting gold medals! Which one do you think is more impressive?

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