Olympic gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas turns 17-years-old today. Gabrielle will
have plenty to reflect on when she sits down one day to talk about the year 2012.
As she celebrates her birthday today, Gabby has gone from being an underrated
gymnast to one of the most celebrated atheletes in the world. With numerous
der her belt, her lengendary performances at the 2012 Olympics in London made
her the first African American to win the all-around gold medal in gymnastics.
She’s America’s newest sweetheart and is the perfect example of what hard work
and persistence in the face of adversity can result in. Congrats to Gabby on a stel-
lar year and for making us all proud.