Gymnastics Champion Gabby Douglas Overcomes Setback, Eyes 2028 Olympics

Gabby Douglas' Olympic dream paused by an ankle injury.

Gabby Douglas, the three-time Olympic gold medalist in gymnastics, has faced a setback in her quest to return to the Olympics due to an ankle injury.

This injury has led to her withdrawal from the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, ending her 18-month journey to qualify for the 2024 Games. However, Douglas remains undeterred, expressing her desire to potentially compete in the 2028 Olympics.

Despite an eight-year hiatus from competition following her appearance at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Douglas has shown remarkable determination and skill.

Resilient Gabby Douglas withdraws from championships and remains focused on the 2028 Olympics.

Her recent performances, including at the American Classic where she earned high marks, demonstrated her elite level of skill and readiness for competition.

Throughout her journey, Douglas has faced challenges, including a withdrawal from the 2024 Core Hydration Gymnastics Classic after falling from the uneven bars. However, she has maintained a positive attitude, expressing gratitude for the opportunity to compete and a commitment to improving her performance.

Douglas’ resilience and dedication to her sport continue to inspire both her peers and the next generation of gymnasts.

Her plan to continue training for the 2028 Olympics reflects her love for gymnastics and her desire to represent the U.S. on the world stage once again.