Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
Years On Senior Level: Gabby Douglas made her senior debut in 2011, though she did not compete in 2013 and 2014, taking a break after the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Who Is Gabby Douglas? Douglas made history in 2012 when she became the first U.S. athlete to win both team and all-around gold medals. She is also the first black gymnast to win an individual Olympic gold medal.
Rio Expectations: Douglas will of course help the team toward gold in Rio, and could be a surprise all-around final competitor – and medalist. While she hasn’t been at her best at the recent P&G Championships and Olympic Trials, Douglas has proven she can put out her best when it matters most, winning both the Olympic all-around gold in 2012 and world all-around silver in 2015.
International Experience Highlights: Douglas owns two Olympic golds, two world championship team golds (2011, ’15) and world all-around silver from her comeback year, 2015.
How She Fared At Olympic Trials: Douglas was seventh in the all-around and third on uneven bars. She also took sixth on vault, was tied for sixth on floor and was 11th in uneven bars.