Gabby Douglas has become a huge phenomenon in the world of gymnastics.

She was the first African-American to win gold at the 2012 Olympics, being the individual all-round champion at just 16-years old.

The talented sports star also helped Team USA reach victory and take home gold in the team event.

Gabby is back and ready to take on Rio 2016, but before she takes centre stage, let’s find out some more about the rising athlete.


1. She Took Up Gymnastics At The Age Of Six

Gabby hasn’t stopped since, besides a short break before the the 2012 Olympics. Wow!

2. Gabby’s Surprisingly Small

She stands at 4’11” – she looks tiny next to USA swimmer Nathan Adrian.