…go out and enjoy the journey.”
So what does she plan to do when she gets to Rio? Gabby simply says, “More medals. Gold medals!”
The 20-year-old will be joined by another phenomenal gymnast, Simone Biles. Biles is considered by many to be the greatest female gymnast ever. In three years, she won 14 world championship medals (10 golds), more than any U.S. athlete in history.
At the Olympic trials, Biles won the all-around, earning the sole automatic qualification spot, and was tops on floor exercise and vault, while finishing fourth on balance beam and tied for fourth on uneven bars.
“I’m excited about being with the girls all the time because we all know what it’s like to go through this and we have each other to lean on,” says Biles. “And I think that’s the best thing that could have happened.”
Congrats to Gabby and Simone! We’ll be rooting you on!
It’s Official: Gabby Douglas Gets Her Very Own Barbie Doll! was originally published on blackdoctor.org