Originally written on Fox Olympics  |  Last updated 11/16/14
Unfortunately, Gabby Douglas, this is the other side of fame. For the first time since capping her team gold medal with an all-around gold of her own, Douglas emerged Monday into a whole new world: One reshaped by fame, burdened by its exhausting relentlessness and capped with the first glimpse of how celebrity inevitably melds the personal with the public. Tired and worn down - so much so her answers often drifted afterward and a USA Gymnastics official limited questions because of the 16-year-old's obvious fatigue - Douglas took to the uneven bars hoping to add another medal to her trophy case. She finished dead last. Normally fast and beautiful and seamless, even to the untrained eye, she was clunky and off. She missed a key part of her routine, a misstep clear to even those lacking in expertise and significant enough to lower her score to a 14.9. In almost an afterthought - that, too, is the power of the famous, its ability to reshape almost everything, particularly our perc...
1 Comment:
  • This is well written. Ms.Douglas looks you in the eye when speaking and listening to you.If she wasn't prepped? Wow!
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