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Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. DPReview Digital Photography. Gabrielle Douglas: Kind of both. Risen Magazine: At a young 14 years old, you left your family in Virginia and moved to Iowa to train. What went into that decision and how did it mentally affect you moving forward? Gabrielle Douglas: Moving to Iowa was my decision and I was so ready to go because I was ready for a new chapter.
I was really excited. I got to train with this coach that I had wanted to train with and I was so ecstatic about moving and about the new journey. I just had to come to my senses that it was my choice. My family was supportive all the way.
You always have to think what came out of it, the positive note. Risen Magazine: I understand at that time you lived with a host family. How did that come about and did they share your same beliefs? What is your relationship like with that host family today? They actually reached out to Liang Chow [gymnastics coach] and then he reached out to us saying he knew a host family. The host family offered to open up their home so we went with them and it was such a blessing that I could stay there.
They are believers [spiritually] too so it made it easier because I could just pull out my Bible and we went to church on Sundays. I had so much fun with that family and with the girls. I had to stop with the what-ifs.
What if I fall? What if…? Risen Magazine: Has anyone ever made fun of you for your belief in God or for praying? Just keep doing it. Maybe down the road if that person is praying they can inspire other people to pray too. Keep going? I was homesick and things in the gym were getting really hard for me.
Just keep pushing through and you can do it. Risen Magazine: Your life is far from that of a typical teen. Have all your accomplishments been worth the sacrifice or if you could go back and live a moment as a regular young girl, what would you pick? My mom taught me and my siblings about perspective.
People invite me to proms or homecoming dances so I get to feel [somewhat] normal. I think when I was younger I wanted to be more normal, but as I grew up I realized that I kind of get to experience both sides. Risen Magazine: How has life changed for you and your family since winning the gold medals? Gabrielle Douglas: Wow. It changed so fast. I never thought it would happen so fast. Risen Magazine: Are you hoping to go to Rio for the Olympics in ?
Gabrielle Douglas: Yes. You have to find something that motivates you that drives you to want to do the thing that you love.
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The Olympics is driving me into the gym to bust my butt every single day, to just give percent. Risen Magazine: Speaking of the Olympics, what was it like standing on the podium when you accepted your gold medal? Gabrielle Douglas: It was truly such an honor to stand on the podium and all I could think about was the effort in the gym.
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