Iowa holds a special place in the heart of Gabby Douglas. The feeling is mutual with more than 5,000 fans showing up to give her a heroes’ welcome at the Knapp Center on the campus of Drake University Saturday.
Olympic all-around gold medalist Gabby Douglas was surprised at the USA House yesterday when she received a special video message from the cast of her favorite CW show, the Vampire Diaries. Watch the clip from Entertainment Tonight.
The women’s team has completed competition at the 2012 Olympics and spent Thursday out seeing the sights in London. They were also shown the box of Kelloggs’ Corn Flakes which they will be on this fall.
Aly Raisman won a bronze medal on the balance beam and followed that up with a gold on floor exercise on the final day of artistic gymnastics competition. Click to view photos from day three of event finals which also included Gabby Douglas, Jordyn Wieber, Jonathan Horton and Danell Leyva.
Gabby Douglas competed in the uneven bars finals finishing in eigth place while Sam Mikulak finished fifth in vault finals. Click to browse through a photo gallery from the next to last day of artistic gymnastics at the Olympic Games.
USA Gymnastics has donated an XL U.S. Olympic Trials – Gymnastics jacket signed by members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Team, including the women’s gold medal-winning team. The jacket was worn by 1996 Olympian John Macready during his duties as emcee and host at the Olympic Trials. 100% of the final sale price will support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Place your bid now!
This year’s Olympic Games has given us the Fab Five, and now also the self-named “Fantastic Four”, which is our exclusive club of American women who have won the Olympic All-Around. This nickname of course was coined after the four of us – Mary Lou Retton, me, Nastia Liukin and Gabby Douglas.
THREE-PEAT. I probably could let that phrase alone be my blog tonight, but that wouldn’t be as much fun. Obviously, I couldn’t be more excited for Gabby; and I am so thrilled to be here in London having the chance to witness magical moments like tonight! Gabby – welcome to the club!
The day after winning the Olympic all-around gold medal, Gabby Douglas joined other current and former U.S. gymnasts for a media appearance where she announced that she will grace the Kellogg’s Corn Flakes box this fall. Click for some photos.