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Gabrielle Christina Victoria “Gabby” Douglas (born December 31, 1995) is an American artistic gymnast. She was a member of the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team, dubbed the Fierce Five by the media, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, where she won gold medals in the individual all-around and team competitions. She was also a member of the gold-winning American team at the 2011 and the 2015 World Championships, and the all-around silver medallist at the 2015 World Championships. [See video below.]


Douglas is the first African American woman in Olympic history to become the individual all-around champion, and the first American gymnast to win gold in both the individual all-around and team competitions at the same Olympics as well as being the only American all-around champion to win multiple gold medals in a single Olympic Games. She is also the first female reigning Olympic all-around champion to return to the World Championships and medal in the all-around since Andreea Raducan in 2001.


Gabby has won two Olympic gold medals, two World Championship gold medals, two Pacific Rim Championship gold medals, one American Cup gold medal, one National Championship gold medal, one U.S. Classic gold medal, and several silver and bronze medals.


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