Gabby Douglas Makes A Name for Herself

Gabby Douglas Makes A Name for Herself

London : United Kingdom | Aug 10, 2012 at 9:49 AM PDT
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Posted by admin on Aug 9, 2012 in Entertainment | 0 comments16 y/o Gabby Douglas became the first African-American female to win Gold in the Womenʼs Gymnastics All Around at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Since her remarkable exercise of athletic ability, she has gained much notoriety. She has amassed a total of $ 90 million in estimated endorsement deals according to the Examiner.She also joined a long list of other notable athletes by landing her face on a box of Kelloggʼs Corn Flakes. In a recent interview, Gabby made the following statement:“I just want people to know it took a lot. It took a lot of hard days in the gym and determination, passion and drive. Gold medals are made out of your sweat, blood and tears, and effort in the gym every day, and sacrificing a lot that you have to do.”Amid all of her success and accomplishments, you can still find those out there who are criticizing her. Comments have been made about Gabbyʼs hair during the Olympic Games. The following comments were made:“With all those pins and gel … I wish someone could have helped her make it look better since she’s being seen all over the world.”“She representing for black women everywhere.’’My response to this is simply no matter what you do, someone is going to criticize you. For a 16 y/o African American female to make history is a huge accomplishment. The masses should be rallied behind her in support as opposed to making negative waves. Through all of this, Gabby has remained positive and has not let this alter her focus. Keep up the good work Gabby.

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