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Lost in the shuffle of producing what is already being called the greatest list of 2012 sports moments that will ever be written, according to this guy and these guys, was the phenomenal, inspirational tale of Gabby Douglas, who actually almost quit her dream of being an Olympic gymnast, because she couldn’t stand being away from her family.“It was very hard to overcome being away from [my] family,” the Virginia-born gymnast told Us of her nonstop traveling and training schedule, noting that it was especially difficult to say goodbye after they visited her on the road. “It’s a very strong thing. It almost drove me to quit the sport that I love and [kept me] from achieving my dreams.” (Via Us Magazine)And since she rose to fame as one of the dynamic members of the Fierce Five gold-medal women’s team in the 2012 Summer Olympics, Douglas has had to overcome the problems being caused by her family. It certainly hasn’t been easy for this 16-year old international star. Certainly, the las...
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Gabby Douglas, the first African-American to win the all-around
Olympic gymnastics title in London, was chosen The Associated Press
female athlete of the year on Friday in a vote by U.S. editors and
Before the London Olympics, US gold medalist Gabby Douglas had to overcome obstacles like being bullied by gymnasts she trained with. Now, Douglas is the first African-American gymnast in American history to win gold in the women’s all-around and the first American gymast to win gold in both the individual all-around and team competition at the same Olympic Games. She also has...
New Jersey teenager Leon Purvis is hoping to strike gold with his prom date next year. Leon, who gained mild internet fame last year with his YouTube video asking Justin Beiber to his junior prom, is at it again. This time, the target is gold medalist Gabby Douglas.In a Youtube video posted last week, Purvis asks Douglas to prom, stating "It will be an honor if you went...
As we know from the The 100 Most Powerful Sports Photos of 2012 it was a godo year in sports. Just one year ago the 20 athletes on this list we’re relatively unknown. Some like Gabby Douglas (16) are young, others, R.A. Dickey (37) are old but all have made an impact in the worlds world in 2012.