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Gabby Douglas: Inside the Mind of an Olympic Champion

Two-time Olympic gold medalist and all-around gymnastics champion Gabby Douglas is vying for an unprecedented feat — earning her second all-around Olympic title in Rio this summer. Here, the star athlete and performer, who earned the nickname "Flying Squirrel" for her acrobatic feats back in 2012, offers an inside look at her routine at home in Ohio.

Released on 7/21/2016

Credits

Starring: Gabby Douglas
Composer: Unwoman

Transcript

00:02
Everyone knows me as just smiley Gabby,
00:04
and I'm like, say something.
00:07
(giggles)
00:08
Would it come off as bad?
00:10
(dramatic music)
00:16
I wasn't supposed to move here, but I did.
00:18
I had to switch coaches, move gyms.
00:20
And it was a bit rough,
00:22
but at the same time I'm glad that I'm living in Ohio.
00:25
This is like the best place I've ever been
00:27
training-wise.
00:34
You know, I train a lot, so I just believe in my abilities.
00:40
It's not recommended that we throw in extra scales,
00:44
but we could if we wanted to.
00:46
I mean, I would.
00:46
(laughter)
00:53
My coaches are like, What do you think about?
00:56
Nothing. Nothing goes through my mind.
00:58
Like, you can't overthink gymnastics,
01:00
'cause this is tough already.
01:04
Not only do you have to trust your coaches,
01:06
but you also have to trust yourself.
01:10
I am a two time Olympic gold medalist, Gabby Douglas,
01:13
currently training for the 2016 games.
01:16
(music ends abruptly)