IT’S LESS than 100 days until the Olympic Games kick off in Rio, and the reigning two-time champion gymnast Gabby Douglas covers Teen Vogue alongside Olympic hopeful and US national champion and record holder Simone Biles.
By 16, Gabby accomplished at her first Olympic Games what no American gymnast had ever done before: She won both the coveted individual all-around title and led her team (dubbed the Fierce Five) to a gold medal — and also happens to be the first woman of color in the sport to do so.
“It was just insane knowing that I had spent my whole life dreaming about this one specific goal and achieved it,” Gabby told Teen Vogue.
Come Rio, she is determined to make history again, as the first gymnast to successfully defend her all-around gold medal since 1968.
Earlier this week, Simone became the first woman in 42 years to win four consecutive US national titles.
American Joan Moore Snat was the last woman to win four consecutive titles between 1971 and 1974.
In addition to national titles, Simone has won the all-around title at the World Championships the last three years running.