Sixteen year old American gymnast Gabrielle Douglas made history earlier today, becoming the first African American woman to win the Gold medal in the women’s gymnastics individual all-around. She also became the first American gymnast ever to win Gold in both individual all-around and team all-around at the same Olympics.
With two Gold medals under her belt, Gabby has the opportunity to take home two more when she takes part in the finals for the uneven bars on August 6th and the balance beam on August 7th.
Congrats to Gabrielle. I hope she knows Brown Sistas all over the world are rooting for her.
Above: Gabrielle’s Time Magazine cover story and photo shoot.