Olympics Day 11 - Gymnastics - Artistic

It’s back to tumbles and splits for Olympic gold-winning Gabby Douglas.

The now 18-year-old gymnast has resumed her workouts with coach Liang Chow of Chow’s Gymnastics and Dance Institute for the first time since last August.

“Coming back was just very exciting,” Douglas tells the Des Moines Register. “I definitely missed my team sisters.”

This workout marks the first step in her attempt to make the U.S. Olympic team for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. Chow says it was a productive day for Douglas despite the eight-month break.

“Her attitude was very wonderful,” Chow says. “She was a little rusty, of course. But the attitude, the working, has never left.”

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  • Stacy L.

    Go, Gabby!

  • bene

    Hope she able to beat those white girls again.

  • Pam

    So excited to know that she is gearing up for the 2016 Olympics. She has a lot of people who will be cheering her on. Train hard and rest easy. We are proud of Gabby!

  • Primmest Plum

    Yay Gabby! I hope Llomencia Hall and Simone Biles make it to Rio too. Good luck girls!

    • uhoh-ohno

      Halls routine is good for college but too basic to compete on the intl elite scene. She’s an awesome college gymnast. Just leave it at that.

  • Mary Burrell

    She’s like poetry in motion, So proud of her. She is a great role model.