Olympic Speaker for hire Gabby Douglas is a celebrated Olympic Champion and trailblazer for women in sports. Gabby is an artistic gymnast who medaled at both the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. America fell in love with her in 2012 when she became the first African-American gymnast in Olympic history to win the individual all-around title. She also helped the U.S. to a Gold Medal in the team competition and was the first American gymnast to win Gold Medals in both the individual all-around and team competitions.
At just 14, Olympic Speaker Gabby left her family to live with a host family in Iowa and train for the 2012 Olympic Games under coach Liang Chow in 2010. Chow also served as a coach for fellow Gold Medalist and motivational speaker Shawn Johnson. During this time, Gabby persevered through the challenges of being away from her family and friends and found her identity as confident and capable gymnast determined to reach her goals.
History was made at the 2012 Olympic Games when Gabby helped lead her U.S. teammates to the first team Gold since the Magnificent Seven in 1996 and an individual all-around Gold Medal. The Associated Press named Gabby the Female Athlete of the Year in December of 2012.
In 2014, Gabby’s life served as the story line of the lifetime biopic called The Gabby Douglas Story. Gabby has also appeared in her own reality TV series on Oxygen called Douglas Family Gold which premiered in May of 2016. Recently, she was part of the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team that won 9 out of 10 events at the 2016 Olympic Games including Gold in the team competition.
Her incredible Olympic performances have grown her fame beyond the sport of gymnastics as a corporate spokesperson and top motivational speaker for audiences of all ages. Her inspirational journey from Olympic hopeful to Olympic Champion is the perfect story to fire up your audience to achieve great things in their own work and personal lives.
Would your organization like to hire Gabby Douglas to make a personal appearance at your next event? Contact Celebrity Speakers Bureau today to hire Gabby Douglas or another top Olympic Speaker to entertain and engage your audience at an upcoming corporate conference, speaker series, trade show or special event.