Gold Medal Winner – Gabby Douglas Loves Her Dog
LONDON (Reuters) – Gabby Douglas said she just wanted to go home to the United States to see her family and dogs, go to the beach and do a bit of shopping but acknowledged her life would not be the same after she struck gymnastics gold at London 2012.
The vivacious Gabby 16-year-old, said she felt “honored” to be the first African American to win an Olympic title in the women’s gymnastics individual all-round event.
“For me going down in history being the first black American to win the gold, I think more colored people are going to start coming to the gymnastics world and say ‘OK anything is possible. If Gabby did it, then I can do it’,” she said.
“I feel so honored.”
When asked about her sweetheart status, Douglas, brimming with youthful confidence, said: “I think it sits very well.
“It is definitely fitting because everyone just says they love my smile, so why not use it on the floor.
“I was kinda America’s sweetheart leading into the Games, which made me feel so good, you know, that America loved me.”She said she had been the underdog, and “America always loves an underdog”, but London 2012 had been a great journey for her.
“I’m going to get home and there’s going to be so many fans and I heard cameras and camera crews at the airport waiting for me, and it is going to change in a big way,” she added.
I can understand Gabby wants to see her dogs (and her family). Dogs or family first?? What do you think?