We couldn't have been prouder when the adorable "flying squirrel" Gabby Douglas took home a gold medal in the individual all-around finals. This makes Gabby the first American gymnast to have won the gold medal for the team competition and the individual all-around in the same year. What makes this event even more historical? Gabby is the first black gymnast ever to win the gold medal in the women's individual all-around finals.
The road to the Olympics was no easy feat, but Gabby kept a bright, upbeat attitude in order to persevere. Check out five inspiring quotes about the hard road to Olympic stardom.