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WATCH: Gymnast Gabby Douglas Eyes Historic Olympic Comeback in This First Look at Her New Docu-Series
Originally posted 05/18/2016 12:00PM
As Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas chases a history-making attempt to win gold again at the 2016 Rio Olympics, she leans on her family for support and guidance.
In an exclusive first look at the first episode of Douglas' new docu-series, Douglas Family Gold, viewers get an inside glimpse into the champion's relationship with her involved momager, Natalie Hawkins, and three protective siblings, Arielle Hawkins, Joy Douglas and Jonathan Douglas.
"[My mom] told me that it's the times that I have fallen and gotten back up that are the moments that inspire her the most," Gabby, 20, tells PEOPLE. "She always tells me that no matter what the outcome is, I am a champion in her eyes."
Originally posted 04/13/2016 01:30PM
The pressure to strike gold might be more be more intense than she's ever faced in her life, but Gabby Douglas has never been one to back down from a challenge.
Originally posted 03/08/2016 02:00AM
When Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas won the American Cup on Saturday, it proved the gymnast is serious about the Olympics this summer.
Zac Posen, Gabby Douglas, Sophia Amoruso and More Use Code to Say What Love Means to Them for Valentine's Day
Originally posted 02/13/2016 02:45PM
Love just got a high-tech upgrade.
Two Reasons to Get Excited for Rio: Gabby Douglas and Simone Biles, Who Ruled the Gymnastics World Championships – And Now They're Looking Ahead
Originally posted 11/02/2015 02:25PM
Clear the mats – the champions have officially arrived.
Originally posted 06/12/2015 02:20PM
This senior slays!
Originally posted 02/05/2014 11:00AM
Gabby Douglas made history with her gold medal win at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. And though she can't make history in Sochi with some kind of cold-weather outdoor gymnastics routine (though how cool would that be?!), she wants to help other athletes get their names into the history books this month.
So as the Winter Olympics kick off this week, Douglas – who's partnered with Sony to promote its VAIO Flip PC – has some words of wisdom for the Winter Olympic athletes, as told to PEOPLE:
Originally posted 12/13/2012 06:00AM
Barbara Walters's annual 10 most fascinating list always features an eclectic mix of captivating people – and this year is no different.
The special, which aired Wednesday night, highlighted the achievements and antics that kept fans enthralled. Among Walters's picks were Ben Affleck, who won critical acclaim for his political thriller Argo; Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas; Prince Harry; and even pint-sized beauty pageant star Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson.
And her top pick as the Most Fascinating Person of 2012? Gen. David Petraeus, the decorated U.S. military hero and director disgraced by an affair that forced his resignation as director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Originally posted 11/30/2012 07:55AM
Around this time last year, Gabby Douglas dropped a bomb on her coaches and family: She wanted to quit gymnastics – and maybe try getting a job at Chick-fil-A.
"What," she says now, "was I thinking?"
Of course, she didn't. And the rest is history.
Four months after becoming the first black woman ever to win Olympic gold in individual all-around gymnastics, Douglas, 16, is looking back on her magical year – one that includes a new memoir Grace, Gold, & Glory: My Leap of Faith, to be published Dec. 4, and excerpted exclusively in PEOPLE this week.
"My life has changed so much," says the bubbly former PEOPLE cover girl, who spent the morning before Thanksgiving chilling with her big sister, Arielle, 23, in her sweats and chatting with PEOPLE in her midtown Manhattan hotel. "It's been really fun."
Originally posted 09/06/2012 08:35AM
Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas announced Thursday that she will write an "inspirational memoir," planned for December 2012 publication.
The book, to be titled Grace, Gold and Glory, My Leap of Faith, will chronicle the 16-year-old's early life, how she left her family in Virginia at age 12 to train 3,000 miles away and her path to gold at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Upon the announcement, Douglas said, "Even before I competed in the Olympics, I always wanted to write a book."
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