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An Evening with Gabby Douglas
March 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pmFree
Gabby Douglas is a decorated American gymnast and sports icon. She has won three gold medals at the Olympics as well as two gold and one silver at the World Championships. At the age of 16, she was selected to be a member of the U.S. Olympic Women’s Gymnastics team to compete in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England. There she became the first African-American woman, as well as the first woman of color of any nationality, to win Olympic Gold in the individual all-around competition. Gabby, along with her U.S. Women’s teammates known collectively as the “Fierce Five,” also won gold in the team competition. After the London Games, Gabby was one of the most influential female athletes in the world and was at the center of pop culture. Gabby was also named the 2012 Associated Press “Female Athlete of the Year.” In addition, Gabby has released two New York Times best-selling books titled “Raising the Bar” and “Grace, Gold, and Glory: My Leap of Faith.” In 2013, Gabby’s life story was portrayed in the Lifetime Network’s movie of the week called “The Gabby Douglas Story.”
At the 2016 Rio Olympics, Gabby won her third Olympic gold medal in the team competition, becoming the only all-around Olympic gold medal gymnast in US history to return to a second Olympics.