Gabby Douglas

Birthdate: 12/31/1995
Program: Women's Artistic
Level: Senior
Current Residence: Virginia Beach, VA
Club: Chow's Gymnastics and Dance Institute
Head Coach: Liang Chow

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Career Highlights

  • 2013 Teen Choice Award winner for best female athlete
  • Won the Subway Sportswoman of the Year and YoungStars Award at the 2013 BET Awards
  • 2012 Olympic team and all-around gold medalist. Competed in uneven bars and balance beam finals
  • 2012 Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year
  • 2012 Women's Sports Foundation's "Sportswoman of the Year"
  • 2012 U.S. uneven bars champion, all-around silver medalist and floor exercise bronze medalist
  • 2011 World Championships Team gold medalist
  • 2011 U.S. uneven bars bronze medalist (tie)

Personal Information

Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA
Personal Website: gabrielledouglas.com/
Twitter: @gabrielledoug
Facebook: Facebook.com/GabrielleDouglasUSA

Name of High School: home school
Year you began gymnastics: 2002
Favorite Event: Floor and Beam
How did you get involved in gymnastics: My older sister, Arielle, talked my mom into enrolling me because she thought I would be a good gymnast.
Favorite thing about gymnastics: Learning new skills and competing the U.S.
What are your goals for gymnastics?: To make the World and Olympic Teams
Names of parents/guardians: Natalie and Timothy
Names of sibling(s): Older sisters Arielle and Joyelle and older brother Johnathan
Family members in sports: Arielle - ballroom dancing. Joyelle - figure skating. Johnathan - football, track and martial arts


Interests Outside the Gym

Favorite school subject: English
Hobbies or favorite activities: Reading, knitting
Favorite book(s): Twilight
Favorite TV show(s): Vampire Diaries
Favorite Food: Mexican and Italian

National Competition Results

2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, San Jose, Calif. - 1st-AA, UB(T); 3rd-FX; 6th-BB
2012 Visa Championships, St. Louis, Mo. - 1st-UB; 2nd-AA; 3rd-FX; 7th-BB
2012 Secret U.S. Classic, Chicago, Ill. - 1st-UB; 3rd-FX(T); 7th-BB
2011 Visa Championships, Saint Paul, Minn. - 3rd-UB(T); 7th-AA
2011 CoverGirl Classic, Chicago, Ill. - 2nd-UB
2010 Visa Championships, Hartford, Conn. - 2nd-BB; 4th-AA, VT; 8th-FX(T) (Jr. Div.)
2010 CoverGirl Classic, Chicago, Ill. - 3rd-BB; 6th-VT; 9th-AA (Jr. Div.)
2010 Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup, Worcester, Mass. - 4th-AA
2009 Visa Championships, Dallas, Texas - (Jr. Div.)

International Competition Results

2012 Olympic Games, London, England - 1st-Team, AA; 7th-BB; 8th-UB
2012 Kellogg's Pacific Rim Championships, Everett, Wash. - 1st-Team, UB
2011 World Championships, Tokyo, Japan - 1st-Team; 5th-UB
2011 City of Jesolo Trophy, Jesolo, Italy - 1st-Team; 2nd-FX; 3rd-BB(T); 4th-AA, VT
2010 Pan American Championships, Guadalajara, Mexico - 1st-Team, UB; 5th-AA