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Gabby Douglas: “I almost quit gymnastics to work at Chick-Fil-A”

by Dr. Boyce Watkins

We all know about Olympic superstar Gabby Douglas.   Gabby is now a household name and will probably be one for the rest of her life.  She has inspired millions by doing what seemed to be impossible and setting a new standard on how high our kids can fly when they put their minds to it.

According to The New York Daily News, Gabby sent a text to her mother a few years ago saying, “gymnastics is not my passion anymore.”  She said that she wanted  to stop training every day and “be a normal teen.”  Being normal to Gabby, according to her new book, meant “getting a job at Chick-Fil-A.”

In her new memoir, Grace, Gold & Glory: My Leap of Faith, Douglas mentions that the big move to Iowa to train at the highest levels was a difficult challenge for both she and her mother.

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