Gabrielle Christina Victoria Douglas (born December 31, ) is an American artistic gymnast. Her first elite meet was the Cover Girl Classic in Chicago , Illinois, for USA Gymnastics, nicknamed Douglas the "Flying Squirrel" for her aerial But if she jumps up and down and left and right, it will be much harder.". Flight Gymnastics Academy — Where Talent Takes Off. Flight provides opportunities for people of all ages to take part in the Gymnasts in this class will be required to purchase competition leotards and club tracksuit. Invite Only, 30 - Copyright © Flight Gymnastics Academy C.I.C. All Rights Reserved. Girls Levels 2 – 9 Xcel Bronze – Diamond Invitational. Pot O' Gold is a fun meet celebrating St. Patrick's Day with a twist. Gymnasts will Top Flight Gymnastics.
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Placing 16th  in that competition, Douglas was not eligible for the Junior Women's National Team. Due to this injury, she was not able to compete and missed the Covergirl US Classic.
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While she competed at the Visa Championships in Dallas, Texas, Douglas was unable to perform her full routines and competed only on balance beam and floor exercise. Junior National Championships, Douglas won the silver medal on balance beam, placed fourth all-around and on vault, and tied for eighth on floor exercise. She also placed fifth all-around.Fly Right Invite Level 6 Beam 9.25
She couldn't do much during this time, but this allowed her to improve her bar skills. She also placed second on floor, tied for third on beam, and placed fourth in the all-around and on vault. National Championships in St.
Paul, MinnesotaDouglas tied for third on bars and placed seventh all-around. Douglas also placed fifth in uneven bars. However, her scores did not count towards winning the competition because she was an alternate.
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National Championships in June, Douglas won the gold medal in uneven bars, silver in the all-around, and bronze in floor.
She then won the gold medal in the individual all-aroundbecoming the first African-American woman, as well as the first woman of color of any nationality, to win the event.
She also became the fourth American woman to win Olympic all-around gold as well as the third straight to do so after Mary Lou Retton in Los Angeles inCarly Patterson in Athens in and Nastia Liukin in Beijing inall of whom were at the venue and watched Douglas equal their feat. Although she was no longer training with Chow, she said that she was still preparing to compete in the Olympics. Chow and his wife were delighted to have Gabby return to the Iowa gym, which they had not expected she would after her departure to Los Angeles in summer and promising junior Norah Flatleywho many consider similar to both Gabby and Shawn in performance style.
Nia Dennisnational team member, also trained at Buckeye at the time. Carpenter announced that Douglas would not aim to return to competition at the national championships, as previously planned, but would instead train with a goal of returning in time for Worlds The stated reasoning for Douglas's delay is that she wishes to return as strong as — or stronger than — when she left.
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National Team Coordinator Marta Karolyi, who expressed satisfaction and some surprise with Douglas's physical condition at her first two national team training camps back while she was once again working with Chowcommented on Douglas's planned comeback in Ohio, "My wish is that she will be consistent in her training.
And if that's what she will do, I think she will be fine. National Teams for acrobatic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline and tumbling.
The Junior Olympic division has several different levels, and national titles will be awarded for each level and age group for each discipline.
The competition schedule will be available in the near future and tickets will go on sale in Acrobatic gymnastics combines the beauty of dance with the strength and agility of acrobatics.
Routines are choreographed to music and consist of dance, tumbling, and partner skills.
At the elite level, each pair or group performs a balance, dynamic and combined routine. Pyramids and partner holds characterize the balance routine, while synchronized tumbling and intricate flight elements define the dynamic exercise.
An acrobatic gymnastics pair consists of a base and a top. A women's group is comprised of three athletes - a base, middle and top partner — while a men's group has four athletes, a base, two middle partners and one top partner. Rhythmic gymnastics is characterized by grace, beauty and elegance combined with dance and acrobatic elements, while working with the apparatus in a choreographed routine to music.