For her parents, this has to be amazing. They sacrificed and gave their little girl, at age 14, to a family they did not know in order for her to live out her dream. Not knowing if it would pay off or not, they put all their faith in young Gabby, and to see it finally pay off has to feel rewarding! She told her mom the day of the all around event that it was a good day because it was raining. “When it rains, it’s God’s manifestation, a big day’s waiting to happen” she said. Their young girl may have just become the most influential black face in America now! That is big!
Being the only American to have gold medals in both the team competition and the all-around has to make Gabby proud. In fact after winning, she got calls from Obama and Oprah congratulating her! Not only that, the whole Twittersphere is taking notice of her and congratulating her, including celebrities. People are constantly talking about her nappy hair, but now that she has won, she will have the money to have it done right, ha! Be looking for her to have a nice hair due when she comes back in the 2016 games in Rio. She is an inspiration to young black girls all around the world and at this moment is on cloud 9. Congrats Gabby!
- US Gymnast Gabby Douglas Makes History Winning Olympic Gold in Women’s All-Around (1045theteam.com)
- Douglas is gymnastics’ golden girl (utsandiego.com)
- Gabby Douglas of United States Wins Gymnastics All-Around (nytimes.com)