Gabby Douglas Barbie Doll Hits Stores

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Gabby Douglas' Barbie doll has officially hit stores, about a year after its initial creation. Barbie first announced the doll just days after Douglas was named to the 2016 Olympic team.




"I'm so excited," she told People of her new doll.

My older sister and I used to play with Barbies and create these dramatic fantasy stories, so it's such a huge honor.
The doll, which is part of Barbie's "Shero" line, is available for purchase on store shelves nationwide and online.



Douglas told the Huff Post that she worked closely with Barbie to design the doll and hopes it will inspire boys and girls to pursue their passions.

It's so important in the African American community to have that doll that looks like you. For me that's really big because it sends a positive message saying, you know what you can go out there and achieve your goals no matter what your hair looks like, no matter what color your skin is.

Roster: USA Gymnastics February National Team Verification Event

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USA Gymnastics has released more details for the upcoming February verification competition to be held at LSU's training facility in Baton Rouge, LA. 

USA Gymnastics Announces 14 On Interim Board Of Directors

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Press release below via USA Gymnastics

INDIANAPOLIS — The interim Board of Directors of USA Gymnastics, which replaces the Board that resigned last month, will reflect the makeup of the 21-member Board that is identified in the current USA Gymnastics Bylaws, as outlined below.

Seven Stacked Teams Head To NCAA GymQuarters Mardi Gras Invitational

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The 2018 GymQuarters NCAA Mardi Gras Invitational takes place in two sessions with a total of seven teams competing Friday in St. Charles, Missouri. Both sessions are streaming LIVE on FloGymnastics. It is the second time this season that No. 4 LSU will face SEC foes Arkansas and Missouri.

Rivers, Al-Ashari Highlight 2018 GymQuarters Invitational Podium Challenge

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The annual GymQuarters Invitational club meet will take place this weekend and FloGymnastics will be on site and live streaming the Level 10 Podium Challenge session on Friday the 16th. Teams are made up of up to six gymnasts with four competing per event and the top three scores counting towards the team score. This exciting and team-oriented competition is always a highlight of the weekend.

The Gymnastics Kitchen With Betsy: 3 Shakes To Refuel Gymnasts

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You just finished a four-hour practice. Your muscles are starving for a carb refuel and some protein repair. Your brain is craving nourishment from healthy omega fats. But you have a 45-minute car ride and need something in your body within the next 20 minutes! Whether it's muscle, bone, or brain repair, you only have a short window of time when the body will fully absorb those nutrients.

Recapping The Action: Sooners, Bruins Keep Rolling

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No. 1-ranked Oklahoma posted a score above the 198 mark for the third straight week, this time totaling a season-best 198.150 to top North Carolina on Sunday in Norman, OK.

LIVE This Weekend On FloGymnastics: February 16-17

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Here's what we've got live this weekend on FloGymnastics! Sign up for PRO membership for access to these live events, video archives, documentaries, and training and technique videos.

Elite Gymnast Riley McCusker Is On The Road To Recovery

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At the 2017 American Cup, the table was set for Riley McCusker like it was Thanksgiving Day: she’d placed first in selection camp the month before, she’d practiced well before the meet, and — most of all — the meet was just down the road in New Jersey, just 30 minutes away from where McCusker trained.

NCAA Week 6: Five Stellar Gymnasts Competing This Weekend

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The sixth week of NCAA competition kicks off this Friday night as youthful Kentucky takes on a Georgia team that is getting stronger each week. There's also a Big Ten showdown slated tomorrow, as Minnesota and Illinois face off. Then conference foes Nebraska and Iowa meet in a Saturday dual contest, while Denver plays host to West Virginia and George Washington at the 2018 Winterfest Classic, which you can watch right here on FloGymnastics. 

Top Texas Dreams & Metroplex Gymnasts To Compete At Brestyan's Invitational

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The annual Brestyan’s Las Vegas Invitational will take place this week from February 8-11, and FloGymnastics will be on site and live-streaming the level 10 sessions. Some of the top level 10 gymnasts in the country will compete on Friday and one session on Saturday this weekend.