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Transcript of Gabby Douglas
If Gabby Douglas was considered to be a leader, the leadership style she falls under is the Laissez-faire style. This is because she is apart of a team and helps the other team members and gives support when it is needed. For a sport like gymnastics, you need to be able to support and get along with members of your team.
What Makes Her a Leader/Role Model
Gabby is the first woman of color to win the individual all-around, and the first American gymnast to win gold in both the individual all-around and team competitions at the same Olympics. She wanted to make a name for herself and she clearly did. Because of these amazing accomplishments that bravery and dedication got her, she is a huge inspiration and role model to millions.
Who is Gabby Douglas?
American Artistic Gymnast
First woman of color and first African-American gymnast in Olympic history to become the individual all-around and team competitions at the same Olympics
Only American all-around champion to win multiple gold medals
Is Gabby a Leader?
Gabby Possesses many traits that consider her to be a leader.
Determination- Gabby had to convince her mother to allow her to move across the country to be on the Olympic team
Dedication- Gabby was willing to sacrifice everything back in Virginia to pursue her dream and to be the best at what she does
Inspiring- She is very inspiring to anyone, not just gymnasts, that want to pursue their dreams
Date of Birth:
December 31, 1995 (18)
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Began at age 2
-October 2002, began training at Gymstrada Gymnastics
-Left Gymstrada then went to Excalibur Gymnastics
By: Genna King
At age 8, she won the level 4 all-around gymnastics title at the 2004 Virginia State championships
Was a nominee for the Laureus World Sports award for "Breakthrough of the Year"
In June 2013 she received 2 BET awards for her accomplishments
In December, the Associated Press named her female athlete of the year (4th gymnast to receive honor)
September 4th, she led the pledge of Allegiance at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlottetown, North Carolina
Gabby is considered to be a celebrity because she is now known for what she does Internationally. At the beginning of this month in fact on February 1st, a movie was released about her and her life. The name of it is called "The Gabby Douglas Story" and she also plays a role in it. Gabby has also co-written her own book about her Gymnast life called "Grace, Gold, and Glory: My Leap of Faith".
I could definitely be like her if I wanted to be, but I would have to be just as inspired and passionate like her, and that's something I'm not.
Could I be like Gabby?
Currently, she lives in Los Angeles
Weight: 90 Pounds
Level of competitiveness: Senior International Elite
Years on National team: 2008-Present
Gymnast nickname: Flying Squirrel
"Four Lessons We Learn From Gabby Douglas".
August 14. 2012. Web. http://growingleaders.com/blog/four-lessons-we-learn-from-gabby-douglas/
Feb 25. 2014. Web. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabby_Douglas
Gabby Douglas. Gabby Douglas, 2014. Web. http://gabrielledouglas.com/