Top 3 Role Models for Kids - Gabby Douglas, the flying squirrel, is a gymnast who participated in the 2012 London Olympics. gabby-douglas. Before Gabby, no African-American gymnast had become all-around champion.
Gabby Douglas: Gymnastics Age: 16 Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA Girl guide: The 4-foot-11 Vampire Diaries fanatic left her family at age 14 to train alongside 2008 Olympics darling Shawn Johnson in Iowa. "She's given me so much," Douglas, who's home-schooled, tells Us. "She tells me never to give up."
Gabby Douglas Age: 16 Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA Fun Fact: The Virginia native currently lives in Iowa, where she trains with Shawn Johnson's coach, Liang Chow, and "hasn't been home since 2010!" her mom tells Us.
Gabby Douglas — Olympian Birthday December 31, 1995 Birthplace Virginia Age 18 years old Birth Sign Capricorn Gymnast who became the first African American woman to win the gymnastics all-around gold medal and the team competitions at the 2012 Olympics.
"It is everything I thought it would be; being the Olympic champion, it definitely is an amazing feeling. And 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 "Let all that I am praise the LORD; may I never forget the good things He does for me." - Gabby Douglas