GABBY DOUGLAS RUMORS

Black Athletes and Hair: Gymnasts and the controversy caused by Gabby Douglas’ hairdo

My name is Adele and my hair is nappy-curly-straight. My afro has as many textures as the number of sports I’ve played: soccer, track and basketball. When I was a competitive athlete in high school, I wasn’t proud of my natural hair so I tried to hide it in different hairstyles. Looking back, I’ve realized that my hairstyles were often a product of convenience and my need...
Via Excelle Sports
16 days ago

Team USA couldn't believe judges' score for Madison Kocian in uneven bars final

The United States women's gymnastics team picked up two more medals Sunday in the first day of individual event finals, as Simone Biles crushed the field once again to pick up gold on the vault and Madison Kocian finished just seven hundreths of a point away from a gold in the uneven bars. After Gabby Douglas faltered in her routine to miss a shot at the poduim, two of the favorites...
Via FOX Sports
August 14, 2016

US gymnastics team to unveil nickname on Tuesday

Led by two-time London Olympic gold medalists Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman, the 2016 U.S. gymnastics team is a heavy favorite to dominate in Rio. In the past, dominant U.S. gymnastics teams have had clever nicknames associated with them. So what about this one? Raisman, Douglas, Simone Biles, Madison Kocian and Laurie Hernandez said in an interview with Ryan Seacrest before the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 08, 2016  |  Discuss

The Cheat Sheet: Ledecky smashes world record; Phelps wins another gold; Gabby Douglas victim of bad rule

Never fear, The Cheat Sheet is always live. Hello, and wlecome to a brand spankin’ new week here at The Comeback. My name is Kevin and I am here to serve up some of the top sports headlines from the weekend as well as a few things you may have missed. So get your week started on the right foot with this rundown, starting with a retirement from the baseball world and a heavy dose...
Via The Comeback
August 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Gabby Douglas' Olympic comeback bid is getting the reality TV treatment

NEW YORK -- Olympic all-around champion Gabby Douglas is inviting the world along for the ride in her quest for history.Douglas and her family will star in the upcoming docu-series "Douglas Family Gold," which chronicles the 20-year-old's bid to become the first woman in nearly 50 years to repeat as the Olympic all-around gold medalist.The series debuts May 25 on the Oxygen Network...
Via Associated Press
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Gabby Douglas vaults closer to Olympic comeback with American Cup win

Gabby Douglas just vaulted a step closer to her Olympic comeback bid. The reigning Olympic all-around champion turned out a solid performance to edge out Maggie Nichols for the women's all-around title at the AT&T American Cup in Newark, New Jersey, on Saturday. This is the first title Douglas has won since the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. "I have deja vu moments from 2012...
Via FOX Sports
March 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Olympic gymnastics champ Gabby Douglas second in U.S. championships tune-up

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. -- Simone Biles successfully defended her all-around title in the Secret U.S. Classic on Saturday night, continuing a run of victories for the reigning world champion. The event also featured the return to U.S. competition for Gabby Douglas, the American all-around gold medalist in the London Olympics, who finished second. Biles won the vault with two electrifying...
Via Associated Press
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Olympic gymnastics champion Gabby Douglas' family to get reality show

  Olympic women's gymnastics champion Gabrielle Douglas can add another item to her resume: TV star. The defending all-around gold medalist and her family will be featured in a new Oxygen reality show debuting later this year. The show, which will be co-produced by Douglas and her mother Natalie Hawkins among others, has the working title ''Douglas Family Gold.'' The series will...
Via Associated Press
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

'Inside Edition' adds Gabby Douglas for Super Bowl

Olympic gymnastics champion Gabby Douglas will work as a special correspondent for ''Inside Edition'' at the Super Bowl. The 18-year-old Douglas won all-around and team gold medals at the 2012 London Olympics. The show said Tuesday she will report on the NFL championship from Jan. 28 through game day on Feb. 2. ''Inside Edition'' executive producer Charles Lachman calls Douglas...
Via Associated Press
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Blind gymnast meets Gabby Douglas

A 14-year-old gymnast who's legally blind got the thrill of a lifetime this week when she met her idol, Olympic gold medal gymnast Gabby Douglas, on "The Doctors." "This is such an amazing moment for me," Gabby told the teen. "I am starstruck, Lola. You are truly incredible. This truly shows what a mind can do. If you love something and have a passion for something, you won't let...
Via FOX Sports
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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