If Gabby had not secured her number one spot at the trials, I almost believe that Karolyi would not have chosen her to be on the team.
“Just five months ago, Martha Karolyi, the coordinator of the women’s national team, did not think Douglas had what it took to be an Olympian. She lacked confidence and focus, Karolyi said, even as recently as a few weeks ago. Douglas disagreed.”
And tbh, the other girl Alexandra should have been on the team too. Not as an alternate but there was no way in FUCK Karolyi was going to have 2 black girls on the team. Smh. I’m glad Gabby shut her up.