Ryan ❤️'a Gabby! Top 3 Role Models for Kids - Gabby Douglas, the flying squirrel, is a gymnast who participated in the 2012 London Olympics. Before Gabby, no African-American gymnast had become all-around champion.
Gabby Douglas: Gymnastics Age: 16 Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA Girl guide: The Vampire Diaries fanatic left her family at age 14 to train alongside 2008 Olympics darling Shawn Johnson in Iowa. Look at that smile!
Gabby Douglas — Olympian Birthday December 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.
The Gabby Douglas Story - Just released on Netflix. Biopic of first black gymnast to win the Individual All Around Championship at the Olympics. These kind of amazing athlete movies always make me bawl!