Gabby Douglas made history at the young age of 16 by becoming the first African-American woman to win the all-around gymnastics gold medal at the Olympics. Today is the final day of competing for Gabby in London. Throughout these Games she's not only delighted us on the beams and bars, but also inspired while talking about tough topics. When Gabby received criticism over her hair, her response showed a level of self-assurance not seen in most people, let alone teenagers. And today, Gabby opened up about her relationship with her father, who left her family when she was younger. There's no doubt that she's a new and welcomed role model. Read through for a dose of Gabby's positive attitude in her own words.
Gabby Douglas on Her Hair, Single Mom, and Making History