Gabby Douglas ends bid for Paris 2024 after injury

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Three-time Olympic champion Gabby Douglas has withdrawn from her quest to represent Team USA at the Paris Olympics this summer.

The decision comes after an ankle injury sustained during training forced her to pull out of the Xfinity US Gymnastics Championships in Texas.

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A sudden setback for Gabby Douglas

Gabby Douglas, known for her remarkable achievements in gymnastics, announced her withdrawal following an ankle injury during a crucial training session. This injury not only prevented her from competing in the upcoming championships but also dashed her immediate hopes of making a triumphant return to the Olympics in Paris.

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Statement from douglas

Despite the setback, Douglas remains optimistic about her future in the sport. In an interview with ESPN, she expressed her determination to continue training with the aim of competing in the LA 2028 Olympics. “I proved to myself and to the sport that my skills remain at an elite level,” Douglas said. She added, “My plan is to continue to train for the LA 2028 Olympics. It would be such an honor to represent the US at a home Olympics.”

A storied career

Gabby Douglas’s career is one for the history books. She first made headlines in 2012 when she became the first Black woman to win the Olympic all-around title. During her Olympic debut in London, she won two gold medals, including the all-around event. She added another team gold to her collection at the Rio Games in 2016.

A return after Hiatus

Douglas’s journey back to competitive gymnastics has been nothing short of inspirational. After an eight-year hiatus from competition, she made her return at the American Classic event in Katy, Texas, last month. This marked her first competition since the 2016 Rio Olympics, a period during which she took a break from the sport and social media for some much-needed soul searching.

Future aspirations

Douglas’s focus now shifts to the LA 2028 Olympics, where she hopes to compete on home soil. Her drive and passion for gymnastics remain undiminished, and she is committed to maintaining her elite performance levels. Fans and supporters are eagerly watching her journey and looking forward to what the future holds for this iconic gymnast.

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This article explores Gabby Douglas’s decision to withdraw from the 2024 Summer Games bid due to an ankle injury, her plans for the future, and a look back at her illustrious career.

Guillaume Aigron
Guillaume Aigron
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