Grace, Gold and Glory – a review

Check out Blythe’s review of the new Gabrielle Douglas memoir.

Gabby Douglas photographed by Graeme Mitchell for NYT’s “12 for ‘12”

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#1 Louise Anderson on 12.06.12 at 8:18 pm

Beautiful picture!

#2 shergymrag on 12.07.12 at 12:19 pm

“….in a hotel room after the 2010 Junior U.S. Championships, when her coach told her and her mother that Gabby’s fourth place finish in the all-around was incredible, because realistically, the coach saw her in 9th or 10th.

Wow. Wouldn’t you have left, too?”

This reminds me of the first time Dawes lost the world championship title because she fell on vault. Kelly Hill famously told her to smile and be happy because when did she ever think she would be there.

Anyway, I thought Chow was telling the Douglases that Gabby should aim for 2016 and didn’t see her being able to make the team in 2012.

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