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Gabby Douglas: Young Gymnast Poised to Shine

GabbyDHer dream is so much bigger than her hometown in Virginia or her training center in Iowa. Millions of people will share the vision of Gabrielle Douglas when she competes in gymnastics with the U.S. Olympic team in London.

The 16-year-old, known as Gabby, is nicknamed "The Flying Squirrel" for the way she flies around the uneven bars. She is soaring towards the goal she set when she began formal gymnastics training at age six. The joy and excitement of being a 2012 Olympian shines from within Douglas and lights up any stage she occupies. After arriving for the Olympic Games, the young gymnast posted this message on her Facebook page:

Made it to LONDON! Everything is so beautiful here! I a so super excited!!! Will post...