At 16 years young, US Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas made history this Summer when she became the first African-American woman to win the all-around gymnastics gold medal at the Olympics. Now with the help of Michelle Burford, she's written a memoir on her experience titled Grace, Gold, & Glory: My Leap of Faith.
Gabby Douglas, Artistic Gymnast (first African American to win gold in the gymnastics individual all-around at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games) Jason Kibbler (Photographer) for Teen Vogue August 2016 | Purely Inspiration
"Hard days are the best because that's when champions are made." – Women's gymnastics champ Gabby Douglas, after winning the all-around gold medal, to NBC. See more quotes: http://www.people.com/people/package/gallery/0,,20612225_20620372,00.html#
Gabrielle Douglas became the first US gymnast to win both the individual all-around gold medal & the team gold in the same Olympics. The 16-year-old left her family in Virginia, to train in Des Moines, Iowa with the famous coach of Shawn Johnson, Liang Chow.