Gabrielle Douglas is continuting to make history and break down barriers at the same time. Numerous comparisons have been made to olympic legend Dominique Dawes and now she shares her take on the rise of Gabby Douglas.
***Courtesy of Fox Sports *** Here is Dominique’s response on Gabby Douglas:
“By her breathtaking performances she already has touched many lives — millions will know her, but there are thousands of young girls, young boys, men and women that she’ll inspire and empower to follow in her footsteps.
“I love the fact that that there is another African American gold medalist in the sport in both the team and all-around competition. I pray she makes a lasting impact outside the gymnastics arena as I have and continues to strive to do so. And I know I will be right behind her mom and family as one of her biggest fans as she makes an impact outside of the sport. “
“One of the most touching tweets I’ve gotten was from a mom who’s probably around my age who has a daughter. The mom told me I was a role model for her generation, and now Gabby Douglas is the role model for her daughter’s generation. It’s so special to get touching tweets like that, and for me to have the joy of being in the arena when Gabby made history.”
“It warms my heart that this generation of young kids of color — African Americans, Hispanics, you name it — now have a Gabby Douglas to look up to.”
***Courtesy of Fox Sports ***
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