Gabrielle Douglas' rise to Olympic triumph
Fox News profiles exceptional Americans
- Duration 5:54
- Date Feb 1, 2013
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Once again we partnered up with the -- apprentice program celebrate Black History Month.
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Which started buyer chairman and CEO Roger -- to support diversity inside the television industry and joined with fox apart -- -- Harris Faulkner.
Who's here to kick up the series with a very special.
We won our hearts that the reason London Olympics.
We're of course talking about capping eight you know what I have not heard that a BL -- just for you -- break -- -- -- -- Leavitt we'll get to see this morning erection.
-- real Douglas has been the toast of America since returning from the game she's a two time Olympic gold medalist.
A teenager who's been on quite the journey.
-- recently sat down with me to talk about tougher times -- drive to succeed.
And how she overcame the doubters to bring home Olympic gold.
And the girl why this world takes a goal we have our next Mary Lou.
-- -- Douglas the first African American Canada's Olympic history to become individual all around game and the fifth ever get old hearing from -- it's all us.
Martha Karolyi who wore the coach's favorite friend and suddenly you found this in her thing to take it to the next level headed to -- that.
I knew and I didn't go to hundreds and I knew if I didn't make fifteen and didn't push myself and they get everything all day then.
I would have so much to grant -- sounds like you have a knack for surprising people.
I do I mean I like to -- -- -- she came from Virginia Beach breezed by her mother.
Gabby and her three siblings were close knit group -- what the family -- didn't money they made up for an emotional support how tough kitty cat.
And that really tough I know at one point you guys weren't even in your home now.
What happened and was about two months old site I remember but my mom told me stories MS unsung stories that we a minivan and that was my motivation.
At six and her mother scraped together enough money to -- jabbing into gymnastics class.
And asked her talents -- -- drive took over but if she wanted to make it to the Olympics she knew she'd have to leave home and train with a world class coach.
That meant moving to west to more point to work with coach -- -- Schaub this same coach who helped Shawn Johnson wins Olympic gold.
I'm just like holly yeah this is this is going to be easy and mean as well as -- turn it wasn't easy -- it like being there as a person collar.
I mean it was not really different because I don't how -- you -- of the -- not having very many African Americans saw I mean it wasn't that much in the shop.
Want to know one point here whose family had a joke.
That they would try to have played this to kind of poke fun at the fact that that life in Iowa is very different from where he came from Virginia Beach.
Yes it gains college bullies kind of -- -- -- game and -- the country he became a punch buggy yeah yeah and it candidacy of black -- -- that.
Kristen and I -- -- not heard of that I mean.
-- as -- -- negativity it's like a positive thing in this make a joke and then.
Well and you know from what I've read and from what I know about you it turned out that it really wasn't negative it was just different.
I knew ahead of him to follow and I was gonna let anything -- anyone stop me from accomplishing that trend and did you all right rapid fire five questions these are just for fun.
You've -- everybody my goodness I saw a picture view will you were on the cover of essence which I bought five.
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Often what are they calling -- -- blind squirrel we get back in flags.
When she arrived in London last summer she flew above the rest.
S is saying it doesn't matter how much money you have doesn't matter -- background isn't matte hair that color your skin.
If you believe and chest and -- -- 100% and you want to accomplish.
Your dreams I mean you can do -- when that doubt starts to creep in because it does for all of us.
What you say -- yourself.
I don't -- meant to accept I mean I don't know rise above that I want to say I can do it and I will do and I'm gonna show how I -- do it.
People pulling at you from every direction -- we want you to do this Gabby it's your time to do this.
You -- in your heart of hearts.
What's next for you wouldn't want.
And have been very fun to attend to let the games soft and Eric Stubbs was found no -- -- -- -- has competed in back to back Olympics since.
Don't exhausted -- 96 and 2000.
You just said that we're gonna see the flying squirrel in Rio and 26 -- is that right I share help sell it.
All -- -- and you'll be seeing a lot -- A special thanks this morning to sun burst in gymnastics in union New Jersey for letting us film some of the amazing pictures she just thought Gabby -- -- -- She's truly a remarkable young woman -- And according to her coach Gabby is taking a little time off this year from the hardest training in the -- But she has another book coming out in the spring called raising the bar it's all pictures.
Of her wife since winning Olympic gold.
Well next week.
We'll introduce you to captain Gail Harris her story takes us from a little girl with big dreams who eventually becomes the highest ranking woman.
In the US navy.
So thrilled to be with you this morning -- -- each Friday this month sharing the history that we all share.
As Americans that was a great piece and we were honored to have -- here on the curvy couch.