2012 Olympic all-around gold-medalist Gabrielle Douglas was named the Associated Press’ 2012 Female Athlete of the Year! An excerpt of the article from USA Gymnastics states, “Gabby captured the hearts of Olympic fans around the world this past summer with her bright smile and personality while helping the U.S. women win the team title and then capturing the coveted Olympic all-round title in London,” said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics. “Gabby is very deserving of this worldwide recognition, not only for her athletic accomplishments but also for her impact on women’s sports in general. Her feats in London were a watershed moment, as were the accomplishments of Olga, Nadia and Mary Lou.
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