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Grace, Gold, & Glory by Gabby Douglas with Michelle Burford

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Transcript of Grace, Gold, & Glory by Gabby Douglas with Michelle Burford

Background Information
Reaching an Olympic Goal
31 December, 1995
Birthday
6 years old
Gymnastics Training
8 years old
State Champion
8 years old
Father's Deployment to Qatar
July 2010
Coach Liang Chow
October 2012
Training for Olympics
2012
AT&T American Cup
January 2012
Downfall
2012
Olympic Trials
2012
London Summer Olympics
Still got a long way to go...
"That night, I made three kinds of history: I became the first African American and the first woman of color, of any nationality to ever win a gold medal in the individual all-around competition. I became the fourth American female gymnast to win the gold. And I became the first US gymnast to ever receive both the team gold medal and the individual all-around gold medal in a single Olympic games" (Chapter 22).
Logos
"Gabrielle Douglas is a two time Olympic gold medalist . . . Gabrielle began her training at a six, and became the Virginia State Champion only two years later . . . she left her family in Virginia to train with coach Liang Chow in Des Moines, Iowa . . . Gabrielle walked away with a victory and the only guaranteed spot on team" (About the Authors).
Ethos
"Michelle Burford is a Harvard trained journalist and a founding editor of 'O, The Oprah Magazine'. . . Michelle teamed up with Gabrielle to bring you the story behind the story" (About the Authors).
Ethos
"That night, I made three kinds of history: I became the first African American and the first woman of color, of any nationality to ever win a gold medal in the individual all-around competition. I became the fourth American female gymnast to win the gold. And I became the first US gymnast to ever receive both the team gold medal and the individual all-around gold medal in a single Olympic games" (Chapter 22).
Logos
"That night, I made three kinds of history: I became the first African American and the first woman of color, of any nationality to ever win a gold medal in the individual all-around competition. I became the fourth American female gymnast to win the gold. And I became the first US gymnast to ever receive both the team gold medal and the individual all-around gold medal in a single Olympic games" (Chapter 22).
Logos
"That night, I made three kinds of history: I became the first African American and the first woman of color, of any nationality to ever win a gold medal in the individual all-around competition. I became the fourth American female gymnast to win the gold. And I became the first US gymnast to ever receive both the team gold medal and the individual all-around gold medal in a single Olympic games" (Chapter 22).
Logos
Logos
" It was from my father --and it was incorrectly addressed to 'Randy and Misty Parton.' In the letter, Dad offered appreciation to the Partons for hosting me. What he didn't offer was a cent of support . . . Each time I looked down at the mistaken names . . . I was filled with embarrassment and sadness. My greatest heartbreak wasn't realizing Dad didn't know the two people who'd taken me in. It was wondering whether he cared" (Chapter 14).
Logos
" It was from my father --and it was incorrectly addressed to 'Randy and Misty Parton.' In the letter, Dad offered appreciation to the Partons for hosting me. What he didn't offer was a cent of support . . . Each time I looked down at the mistaken names . . . I was filled with embarrassment and sadness. My greatest heartbreak wasn't realizing Dad didn't know the two people who'd taken me in. It was wondering whether he cared" (Chapter 14).
Logos
" It was from my father --and it was incorrectly addressed to 'Randy and Misty Parton.' In the letter, Dad offered appreciation to the Partons for hosting me. What he didn't offer was a cent of support . . . Each time I looked down at the mistaken names . . . I was filled with embarrassment and sadness. My greatest heartbreak wasn't realizing Dad didn't know the two people who'd taken me in. It was wondering whether he cared" (Chapter 14).
Pathos
" It was from my father --and it was incorrectly addressed to 'Randy and Misty Parton.' In the letter, Dad offered appreciation to the Partons for hosting me. What he didn't offer was a cent of support . . . Each time I looked down at the mistaken names . . . I was filled with embarrassment and sadness. My greatest heartbreak wasn't realizing Dad didn't know the two people who'd taken me in. It was wondering whether he cared" (Chapter 14).
Pathos
" After the competition, my confusion turned into resentment. Dad began telling the media how he always supported me in my gymnastics career. The truth is he didn't . . . I was thinking, Why is it suddenly all about you? And where were you when I was struggling to get here? You haven't seen me in two years, and the first thing you want is my autograph? I cried that night. Never once did he simply say, 'Congratulations' " (Chapter 20).
At the 2013 March AT&T American Cup, I got to meet Gabby Douglas :)
Text to Self- Gymnastics
I have been doing gymnastics for 7 years and I have been on the gymnastics team for 4 years. Gabby started gymnastics when she was six and since then, her passion brought her all the way to become the Olympic all-around gold medal champion.
Text to World- The Olympics
" It didn't hit me until the day I walked into North Greenwhich Arena -I am actually at the Olympics . . . I scanned the room to take it all in: the hot-pink floor; the 16,500 seats, some so high up I could barely see them; the commentators, all busy setting up for their broadcasts" (Chapter 22).
Text to Media- TV Appearance
Recently, Gabby made a TV appearance on the
Tonight Show with Jay Leno
with First Lady Michelle Obama to discuss her victory at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Text to Text- Gymnastics Autobiography
The autobiography, " Winning Balance" by the American Olympic gymnast, Shawn Johnson, explains the struggles it takes to become an Olympic gymnast and the obstacles she had to face in order to get there.
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