GABRIELLE DOUGLAS WINS U.S OLYMPIC TRIALS
Gabrielle Douglas, 16, recently became apart of the exclusive league of Olympic athletes that will represent the United States at this year’s games.
The young super gymnast competed and sealed the Olympic deal at the preliminary round this past weekend, finishing in second place behind Jordyn Wieber on the first day, with a 61.4000 ending score and coming in first place by the end of the trials.
Gabrielle has sacrificed a great deal to get the training that she needed to prepare for the Olympic games. She left behind her mother and 3 siblings in Virginia to move to Iowa and train 25 hours a week with Liang Chow.
Just as Gabrielle gets ready to take a sigh of relief, the next pressure will soon be under way. The team is headed to the London Games in 2 weeks to go for the gold, which hasn’t been won by the U.S. women’s team since the Atlanta 1996 games.
Good luck Gabrielle! The U.S. is rooting for all of you.