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Even if you haven’t been watching the Olympics you still should have heard of 16-year-old Gabrielle Douglas by now. She is the true definition of a champion and she is also an african american child. Queen Bey feels inspired by the young athlete.
Beyonce congratulated the record breaking young lady on being an inspiration to all of us.
On Thursday, Gabby shattered glass and made history when she became the first black woman IN HISTORY to take home the all-around Olympic gold title in women’s gymnastics. In ADDITION to becoming the first US gymnast to win the individual all-around gold medal and team gold in the same Olympics.
After four rounds of rotations — the vault that requires precise strength, the uneven bars that ask for daredevil will and the desire to fly, the skinny balance beam that begs an athlete to fall off, the floor exercise that has a boundary that isn’t always easy to respect Gabby came out the winner of gold. The 95-pound girl dubbed “The Flying Squirrel” completely dominated her adversaries in every single round. They took the loss with many tears.
Gabby Douglas believed in herself two years ago, when she convinced her mother to let her move halfway across the country. ”She said, ‘I really need to have a change in my coaching’ … and said ‘I want Liang Chow,’ ’There was one problem; he lived more than 1,200 miles away in Des Moines, Iowa.
Natalie Hawkins, a single mom, was faced with the impossibly difficult decision of whether she should let her youngest daughter move halfway across the country. ”So, [Gabby] said, ‘Well, I’ll go by myself,’
A 16-year-old who left her Virginia Beach, Va., home and her family when she was 14 so she could train in Iowa with Chow Liang.
The family of Travis and Missy Parton volunteered to host Douglas and put her on her way to making Olympic history. Douglas not only physically and mentally mastered her craft but she won the Olympic gold medal Thursday at North Greenwich Arena. She led from start to finish, scoring 62.232 and leaving a pair of Russians in the dust.
The world was proud of Gabby. Before she could even get used to carrying around 3 medals of gold around her neck momma Oprah tweeted her excitement.
“OMG I’m so THRILLED for Gabby. Flowing happy tears!!” Winfrey posted on Twitter. Right behind her came Queen Bey with a letter of inspiration.
Everyone had love and admiration in their heart for Gabrielle who left her mom at the age of 14 to fulfill her Olympic dreams. Everyone except a few idiots on Twitter who had the audacity to go in on Gabby’s hair. Of course the idiots were BLACK PEOPLE..
Why do black women feel the need to do such a thing?? Everyone knows black women’s hair is a wrap once sweat hits it. It coils up very tightly. So all Gabby would have done is sweat her nicely did, relaxed hair out. It was most appropriate to wear her hair in a ponytail.. I find it utterly ridiculous that people who are probably tweeting from their mama’s couch would have the audacity to say something negative about a 16-year-old child who just shattered historic glass for her entire race and country.. The child has done more at 16 than those two women have done in their entire life. Yet, they want to talk about her hair.. It hurts me to tears at the thought of such silliness. Is that what black people do???
GABBY SPEAKS OUT ABOUT HER HAIR!
According to the AP, the 16 year old is too happy to give a flying phuck. LITERALLY:
“I don’t know where this is coming from. What’s wrong with my hair? I’m like, `I just made history and people are focused on my hair?’ It can be bald or short, it doesn’t matter about (my) hair.”
Douglas uses gel, clips and a ponytail holder to keep things in place while she competes, a style she’s worn for years. Gabby has no plans of changing her hairdo anytime soon.
SOURCE: The AP