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Gabby Douglas: From aerial flipping to wielding the mighty pen

By Chandni Patel

Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas, the 2012 Olympic Women’s Gymnastics All-Round Gold Medalist, recently released a book that she wrote called “Grace, Gold & Glory: My Leap of Faith.”

In the book, Gabby describes the obstacles she had to overcome in her rise to the top of the gymnastics world. She writes about how racism affected her career, the support she received from her mother and siblings and the times she wanted to give up on gymnastics and walk away from it forever. Gabby’s book also details her clashes with her absentee father, who has not been involved in her life since 2001, though he claims to have supported her in her efforts, according to NewsOne.

“Grace, Gold &Glory: My Leap of Faith” was released on Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 and was distributed by Zondervan Publishing House. Initial reviews on the book has been fairly positive, describing it as “inspiring” (USAToday) and “touching” (US Daily Review).