Gabrielle "Gabby" Douglas - August 2, 2012 at the London Olympics won the individual GOLD MEDAL ranking her the #1 All Around World Olympic gymnast. She is the 1st black female to accomplish this dream. Proved to be the best in her sport - she maintained the lead throughout the competition for the United States Olympic Gymnastic Team.
Gymnastics is appealing because of the amount of work and training it takes to learn the tricks. It is popular because it is entertaining to watch. It is always fun to watch them flip around and do stunts I could never do. This shows that talent takes a lot of hard work. And it shows that our society looks up to the people who make that effort.