During the Summer Olympic Games of 2012 in London, Gabrielle Douglas was completely focused and totally prepared for the moment she had trained all of her life. Luck had nothing to do with it when Gabby made history becoming the first black woman to win gold in gymnastics at the Olympics.
After such an amazing feat at only sixteen-years-old Gabby quickly became the victim of internet bullies talking badly about her hair. One can imagine if talking about her hair at such a magical time was the focus of people from her own race that Gabby’s journey to Olympic gold had to be filled with even more bullying.
During her sit down interview in her backyard with the beloved Oprah Winfrey, Gab’s revealed that she was bullied as a child by her own team mates.
Gabrielle goes on to say that she was made to feel different. Of course she knew she was the only black kid on the squad but they had to let her know it.. She felt isolated.
Watch the Preview of Gabby detailing her rise to the top on her interview on “Oprah’s Next Chapter” airing tomorrow.
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FULL VIDEOS FROM THE OPRAH INTERVIEW ON PAGE 2
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