(WALB) - The 2012 Olympic all-around and team champion, Gabby Douglas is trying to do something no American has done before — win an all-around medal at more than one Olympics.
She proved she's capable of it with her silver behind Simone Biles at the 2015 World Championships.
The 20-year-old, who was the first African-American to win an Olympic all-around title, took about nine months away from training after the London Games — basking in the media glow of her Olympic success with two books, a made-for-TV movie, and a yet-to-be-released reality show.
When she returned, gymnastics had a new star in Biles, who is now the three-time reigning world all-around champion.
In order to contend with Biles, Douglas will need to upgrades on all four routines before Rio.
It took Douglas, who grew up in Virginia Beach, some time to find a stable training situation after London — she eventually landed at Buckeye Gymnastics under the guidance of coach Kittia Carpenter.
She lives in Ohio with her grandmother, while the rest of her family moved out to Los Angeles.