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The Gabrielle Douglas Family

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The Gabrielle Douglas Family
Mother - Mother,Natalie, with Gabrielle Douglas
The Gabby Douglas family includes her mother, Natalie Hawkins, father, Timothy Douglas, and three older sisters Arielle, Joyelle, and brother John Douglas. The entire Gabby Douglas family excels in competitive sports from football to figure skating, and ballroom dancing, but they all will cheered on their baby sister at her world class gymnastic competitions.

Gabrielle Douglas’s sparkling career in gymnasts has taken her places from leaving her hometown in Virginia Beach, Virginia to train in De Moine, Iowa to take home the gold at the 2012 US Olympic team competing in London, England along with her team mate, Jordyn Wieber. This African American artistic gymnast is nicknamed “the flying squirrel” by Martha Karolyi, the US gymnastics team coordinator, for her world champion caliber high flying act on the uneven bars. Now she is the All Around Gymnastics gold medalist after a flawless performance with her team and on her own.
When she left her home in Virginia Beach, Virginia Gabby won the heart of her host family parented by Travis and Missy Parton. You can cheer on too by making some olympic crafts like this easy to make olympic rings necklace kids can make and work as great sports fan gifts too.

What is new in 2013 for Gabby Douglas : Gabby is taking a break from the gym to do charity events and attend fashion gallas like the Oscars. We wonder if we will see her cheering on her fab five captain, Aly Raisman, while she competes weekly on Dancing with the Stars. Gabrielle Douglas even underwent a makerover to sport bangs like her idol, the First Lady Michelle Obama. Making her mark on history Gabby donated some items to African American History and Culture exhibit at the Smithsonian in honor of Gabby being the first African American female to win a gold medal in the Olympic gymnastics individual all-around competition. In February, she accepted an honor from the legislature of her home state of Virginia. Maybe we will see her cheering on fellow Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman next month when she competes on Dancing with the Stars.

Gabby Douglas Bio
Gabrielle Christina Victoria Douglas (b. Dec. 31, 1995 [Virginia])
Parents : [father - Timothy Douglas] and [mother - Natalie Hawkins ]

Olympic gymnast, Gabrielle Douglas, was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia to parents Natalie Hawkins and Timothy Douglas on the last day of the year in 1995. Her mother boasts that her name means God’s Able Bodied One and states that Gabby lived up to her name. Gabrielle Douglas’s mother, Natalie, credits introducing gymnastics to a six year old Gabby to her older sister, Arielle. Like a good older sister, Arielle taught Gabby how to do cartwheels and handstands, and then pleaded with her mother to enter Gabby in an organized gymnastics program.

At the age of 15, Gabrielle outgrew her training program in Virginia and subsequently was accepted by Chow’s Gymnastics in De Moines, Iowa. In Iowa, Gabby got to train with Balance Beam champion and former Olympic gold medalist, Shawn Johnson. Gabby’s mother, Natalie did not want to let her daughter go, but her supportive siblings urged their mother not to hold Gabby back. While in Iowa, Gabby lives with her host family, the Partons. We are looking forward to continued success from this young gymnast.

Gabrielle Douglas Family
Gabrielle Douglas Mother : Natalie Hawkins (b. ? [?])
Natalie Hawkins is the gym Mom with the will power. She works as a recovery specialist for an international banking company, HSBC. Raising Gabrielle and her siblings has not been easy with her husband away on tours of duty and eventually divorcing him in 2012.

Gabrielle Douglas Father : Timothy Douglas (b. 1966 [?])
Timothy Douglas serves in the 203rd Red Horse Squadron of the Air National Guard. He just returned from a 6 month tour in Afghanistan just in time to cheer on his daughter, Gabby Douglas, at the 2012 Olympic trials. At the trials, Tim Douglas saw his daughter for the first time since October of 2010.

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