Gabby Douglas And The Right To Be Visibly Disappointed

Losing out on any opportunity is a remarkably frustrating thing to overcome, and any functioning member of society can confirm that. But it may be most pronounced in the athletic world, where anything from scholarship to gold medals and even multi-million dollar endorsements are on the line.

Which is why the slight sulk on Gabby Douglas’ face throughout her second Olympic foray was not at all shocking to me.

Gabby Douglas Wins The American Cup, Proves She’s Ready for the Olympics

On Saturday, 20-year-old Douglas won the American Cup at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, which was her first gold since winning the Olympic all-around in London in 2012. There have only been six American women who have gone on to compete in two Olympic competitions since 1980. Thus far, the only woman who has gotten gold medalist twice was Věra Čáslavská in 1968. No pressure, Gabby.

Gabby Douglas is Back in the Gym!

17 year-old Olympic champion Gabby Douglas is back in the gym training, after a whirlwind year of media appearances and projects.

She’ll be training in a gym in West Des Moines, Iowa with her coach Liang Chow.

They’re aiming for a return to competition next year.

Two for One Monday: Gabby Douglas and Chick-Fil-A

Morning, folks. As the end of last week approached, it became very clear that I’d have to address two very different stories: the all-around awesomeness of Gabby Douglas and this Chick-Fil-A poor excuse of a protest. There’s no clever way to introduce either topic or merge them together, so just check out what I have to say after the jump.