Olympic gold medal gymnast Gabby Douglas coming to Union

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Three-time Olympic gold medalist gymnast Gabby Douglas will visit Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 5 p.m. in Memorial Chapel.

“A Conversation with Gabby Douglas” is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and priority will be given to members of the campus community. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.

Gabby headshot

Douglas, 23, was a member of the gold medal-winning U.S. gymnastics teams at the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics. During the 2012 London games, she became the first African American in Olympic history to win an individual all-around gold medal. She was the first U.S. gymnast to win gold in both the individual all-around and team competitions.

Douglas is the author of two New York Times bestselling books, “Raising the Bar” and “Grace, Gold, and Glory: My Leap of Faith.”

In 2013, the Lifetime Network aired a movie, “The Gabby Douglas Story.”

Douglas’s visit is sponsored by the student-run Speakers Forum.