Gabby Douglas

Gabby Douglas is an American gymnast. She is best known for being a three-time Olympic gold medalist after competing at the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics.  In 2012, Douglas made history as the first African American to win the Olympics individual all-around gold medalist title. In both 2012 and 2016, Douglas also won Olympic Gold Medals for the women's artistic team all-around with her teammates. Douglas was a member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic artistic gymnastics team nicknamed the "Fierce Five" and the 2016 U.S. Olympic artistic gymnastics team nicknamed the "Final Five."

Her life story was told in the 2014 Lifetime television movie The Gabby Douglas Story, for which Douglas performed all of the gymnastics stunts. Douglas is also known for starring in the 2016 reality television show Douglas Family Gold and the television movie Love, of Course (2018) and for winning the first season of the reality competition television series The Masked Dancer in 2021.
Gabby Douglas
Full Name
Gabrielle Christina Victoria Douglas
Newport News, Virginia
Notable Projects
Summer Olympics


Why did Gabby Douglas retire?

Gabby Douglas has not officially retired from competitive gymnastics, but she has not competed since the 2016 Summer Olympics.

How tall is Gabby Douglas?

According to the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee, Gabby Douglas is 5 foot, 2 inches tall.

Where does Gabby Douglas live?

Gabby Douglas lives in Los Angeles.

How old was Gabby Douglas when she retired?

Gabby Douglas last competed in gymnastics at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games when she was 20 years old.

What age did Gabby Douglas start gymnastics?

Gabby Douglas began training in gymnastics when she was six years old.

Most Recent

Gabby Douglas Shares How She Keeps Her Pets Healthy Like Her — Including Homemade Food and Joint Workouts
"Not only do I research what goes into my body and my mind, I'll do the same thing for them," the two-time Olympian tells PEOPLE of her three dogs, three llamas and one cow
Gabby Douglas Says She's 'So Moved' by the Refugees Training for the Tokyo Olympics
“We're all drawn to the underdogs or people who have so much stacked against them, but they rise to the occasion,” Gabby Douglas tells PEOPLE
Gabby Douglas Shares Support for Naomi Osaka, Says Last Olympics 'Really Did a Number on Me'
"Every person knows what they need to do to fix themselves, to heal themselves, and everyone's different," Gabby Douglas told USA Today of Naomi Osaka's decision to withdraw from the 2021 French Open
Gabby Douglas on Being a 'Hero' to Younger Generation: 'Every Single Day I Wake Up Grateful'
"It's such a grand feeling to be able to just inspire and touch and uplift so many people," Gabby Douglas tells PEOPLE
Nia Dennis Calls Gabby Douglas One of Her 'Idols,' Reflects on Training Together: It Was 'Insane'
The UCLA gymnast opens up about how Olympic champion Gabby Douglas inspires her, calling the gold-medalist an all-around "good human"

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