American artistic gymnast Gabby Douglas will be participating once again for the Rio Olympics. When many talented gymnasts put away the idea of trying out for a second Olympics, Douglas believes in herself that she can achieve more, much more in the Olympics.
Gabby Douglas, the star gymnast. Source: USA Today
“From the bottom of my heart, I really believe that I can achieve more,” Douglas said. “And it’s just not for the wrong intentions. I’m like, ‘Guys, I’m back. I’m serious.’ I feel like gradually and the more and more I keep proving that, I really hope that people believe it,” Reported USA Today.
Gabby Douglas won the American Cup at the Prudential Center, earning her first trip to the top since winning the Olympic all-around in London in 2012. Since 1980, only six American women have gone on to compete in the Olympics for the second time. No woman has ever repeated as gold medalist since Vraáslavská in 1968. Rumors stating that Douglas is only doing it for the publicity and worse, she might not even be able to make it! But former national team coordinator thinks otherwise,
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“She’s one of a kind. I’ve never seen something like that in my life,” said Karolyi, husband of current national team coordinator Martha Karolyi. “She made a clear statement. She’s a super talent, a super talented young lady. If somebody in my life has a chance to repeat, she’s the one.”