Girl On Fire – Gabby Douglas Gymnastics

Four years when winning the well-rounded gold at the 2012 London Olympiad, Gabby Douglas overcame nerves and another fall from the gymnastic apparatus to battle her approach onto the five-woman U.S. Olympic sports team that was named Sunday night.

Gabby Douglas makes U.S. gymnastics team after a shaky performance at trials.

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Gabby Douglas Medals

Douglas had jeopardized her possibilities of constructing a second consecutive Summer Games with a solid performance Friday, the primary of the two days that frame U.S. Olympic trials. A tumble from the gymnastic apparatus left her in seventh place among the fourteen ladies vying for a spot in the city.

U.S. Olympic Women’s Gymnastics.

Gabby Douglas Host Family

Gabby Douglas Family

Douglas finished the Olympic trials an undistinguished seventh failing to improve on the spot she held Friday.

Gabby Douglas Gold Medals

Gabby Douglas Now

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Gabby Douglas Gymnastics

Douglas took a deep breath before fielding reporters questions after the team was named following a closed-door discussion.

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Gabby Douglas as a Child

Two-time Olympian in the balance, her mother, Natalie Hawkins, told her youngest daughter not to try molding herself to anyone else’s expectations.