Can I get a WOOP, WOOP??? Gabby Douglas, the 16-year-old gymnast who won brought home the gold for the US, has been named Sportswoman of the Year by the Women’s Sports Foundation.
According to CBS News:
“The gymnast won the award Wednesday night, beating out Lindsey Vonn, London Olympians Serena Williams, Missy Franklin, Allyson Felix, and Paralympians Jessica Long and Tatyana McFadden. Douglas is the third gymnast to win the award, joining fellow Olympic gold medalists Mary Lou Retton (1984) and Nastia Liukin (2008). Liukin presented Douglas with the award, given to an individual athlete who exhibits exceptional performances.”
Congrats Gabby!!! You deserve it!
In other news, the gold medalist is also planning on writing a book about her journey.
“Even before I competed in the Olympics, I always wanted to write a book,” Douglas told People magazine last month. She said it will detail how much she and her family overcame to achieve her Olympic dream, including how she moved from Virginia to Iowa when she was 12 to train with coach Liang Chow.
The book is to be titled “Grace, Gold and Glory, My Leap of Faith.”