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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas almost chose Chick-fil-A over gymnastics

Gabby Douglas on road to Olympics: I nearly quit gymnastics to work at Chick-fil-ASeven months before she vaulted to Olympic glory, Gabby Douglas told her family she was done with gymnastics and was ready to trade the uneven bars for a life slinging sandwiches at Chick-Fil-A. Homesick for her family and worn down by years of grueling more
New York Daily News ( 11/30/2012 6:09:12 PM -08:00 )

'I had a dream to follow'
Gabby Douglas Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Once Gabby Douglas made the Olympics team, the pressure was off. This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's Dec. 10 Interview issue. Subscribe today! I DIDN'T FEEL PRESSURE during the Olympics to more
ESPN ( 11/30/2012 9:30:53 AM -08:00 )

Gabby Douglas almost quit gymnastics for fast food job
Gabby Douglas almost quit gymnastics for fast food jobBefore she secured two gold medals at this year's London Olympics, Gabby Douglas was just like any other aspiring athlete — full of doubts and contemplating other ambitions, like working at Chick-fil-A. The 16-year-old tumbling powerhouse, who made more
New York Daily News ( 11/30/2012 9:15:26 AM -08:00 )

Olympic Gold Medalist and Gymnastics Sensation Gabrielle Douglas Releases
"Gabby Douglas gave us a lesson in all of that...the Olympics have reminded us that any grand achievement begins with a leap of faith and draws lavishly from a wellspring of pure confidence."--The New York Times. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Nov. 30, 2012 more
MarketWatch (press release) ( 11/30/2012 6:01:23 AM -08:00 )

Gabby Douglas: I Nearly Quit Gymnastics to Work at Chick-fil-A!
Around this time last year, Gabby Douglas dropped a bomb on her coaches and family: She wanted to quit gymnastics – and maybe try getting a job at Chick-fil-A. "What," she says now, "was I thinking?" Of course, she didn't. And the rest is history. more
People Magazine ( 11/30/2012 4:57:30 AM -08:00 )

Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas almost chose Chick-fil-A over gymnastics
Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas almost chose Chick-fil-A over gymnastics“I can get a job at Chick-Fil-A in Virginia Beach and live off the 14-grand I just won at World Championships,” Ms. Douglas writes in her new memoir, “Grace, Gold & Glory,” according to the New York Daily News. “I just want to be a normal teenage kid.” more
natmonitor.com ( 12/1/2012 9:53:17 PM -08:00 )

Gabby Douglas: Gold winner almost quit for Chick-fil-A? What was she thinking?
Related topics. General Recreation · Gymnastics · Child Stars · Celebrity News · Gabby Douglas · Parenting. Advertisement. Yesterday, People Magazine released their interview with Gabrielle Douglas, known to the world as Gabby. To our shock and more
Examiner.com ( 12/1/2012 6:27:08 PM -08:00 )

Gabby Douglas almost quit gymnastics to work for Chick-fil-A: A lesson learned
Gabby Douglas almost quit gymnastics to work for Chick-fil-A: A lesson learnedRelated topics. Gabby Douglas · don't quit. Advertisement. In her newly released memoir, Grace, Gold & Glory, Olympic gold-winning gymnast, Gabby Douglas, reveals that in the seven months prior to her Olympic triumph, the fifteen-year-old told her family more
Examiner.com ( 12/1/2012 6:27:08 PM -08:00 )

Gabby Douglas Shares Struggles in Soon-to-be-Released Memoir
Gabby Douglas has opened up about the racism and lack of a father figure in her life that almost caused her to give up gymnastics for good to go work at Chick-fil-A. Gabby may be one of America's sweethearts now after snagging two gold medals at the 2012 more
Atlanta Black Star ( 12/1/2012 5:52:07 PM -08:00 )

Gabrielle Douglas writes memoir 'Grace, Gold & Glory: My Leap of Faith'
Related topics. Celebrity News · Gabrielle Douglas · Gabby · memoir · Chick-Fil-A · Gymnastics. Advertisement. The Daily News reported on Friday, Nov. 30 that Olympic gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas almost quit gymnastics to work at Chick-fil-A. According more
Examiner.com ( 12/1/2012 4:25:28 PM -08:00 )

Gabby Douglas almost gave it all up for a job at Chik-fil-A
Gabby Douglas almost gave it all up for a job at Chik-fil-AThe Olympian has been training since she was a small child, and just before the Olympics, she wanted to give it all up for a normal life. Gabby Douglas. If Gabrielle Douglas had gotten her way, things might have been much different for the gold-medal-winning more
SheKnows.com ( 12/1/2012 2:55:16 PM -08:00 )

Gabby Douglas almost quit gymnastics to work at Chick-fil-A
Gabby Douglas almost quit gymnastics to work at Chick-fil-AOlympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas almost gave up her career as a gymnast to work at Chick-fil-A. "What was I thinking?" she tells People magazine. She adds, "My life has changed so much." Douglas became the first black woman to win an Olympic gold more
TheCelebrityCafe.com ( 12/1/2012 1:31:10 PM -08:00 )

Gabby Douglas: I almost quit gymnastics to work at Chick-fil-A (+video)
Gabby Douglas: I almost quit gymnastics to work at Chick-fil-A (+video)(National Monitor) Olympic champion Gabby Douglas almost quit gymnastics to work at Chick-fil-A, according to the New York Daily News. Ms. Douglas and her teammates, McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross, Aly Raisman and Jordyn Wieber, won the gold at this more
EOTM! Online (blog) ( 12/1/2012 11:29:20 AM -08:00 )

Olympic Champ Gabby Douglas Almost Quit Gymnastics For Fast Food Job
Gabby Douglas captured the hearts of the world and a gold medal in gymnastics at London 2012, but it all could have been very different had the youngster had her way. Seven months before she achieved Olympic glory Douglas was ready to pack it in and more
Entertainmentwise ( 12/1/2012 8:50:46 AM -08:00 )

Gabby Douglas nearly quit gymnastics to work at Chick-fil-A
Gabby Douglas nearly quit gymnastics to work at Chick-fil-AFans of the Fierce Five might be a little dismayed to know how close Gabby Douglas was to being the best gymnast working behind the counter at a Virginia Beach Chick-fil-A. This time last year, Douglas, one of the darlings of the London Olympics, confessed more
Lebanon Express (blog) ( 12/1/2012 5:03:51 AM -08:00 )

Gabby working at Chick-fil-A? Free cars if Skins win
Gabby working at Chick-fil-A? Free cars if Skins winInstead of watching Gabby Douglas fulfill her dream and win two gold medals this summer at the London Olympics, you could have watched her fill your order at a Virginia Beach Chick-fil-A had she given in to one of her weaker moments. That's a revelation more
The Virginian-Pilot ( 12/1/2012 3:06:59 AM -08:00 )

Gabby Douglas Almost Quit Gymnastics to Get a Job in Fast Food Restaurant
Gabby Douglas Almost Quit Gymnastics to Get a Job in Fast Food RestaurantHome > News > Celebrity Gossip. Gabby Douglas Almost Quit Gymnastics to Get a Job in Fast Food Restaurant. Add Comment. December 01, 2012 06:11:46 GMT. The gymnast who won two gold medals at London Olympic Games says she almost gave up more
AceShowbiz ( 11/30/2012 10:46:03 PM -08:00 )

Gabby Douglas Considered Quitting Gymnastics And Working At Chick-Fil-A
Gabby Douglas Considered Quitting Gymnastics And Working At Chick-Fil-AIt's no secret Gabby Douglas considered quitting gymnastics in the years leading up to the Olympics for a litany of reasons, but until now, it was unclear exactly how close the gold medalist came. Fed up with all the long days and being separated from her more
Cinema Blend ( 11/30/2012 8:25:00 PM -08:00 )

Gabby Douglas wanted to quit Olympic training last year to work at fast food
Gabby Douglas wanted to quit Olympic training last year to work at fast foodOlympic gold winner Gabby Douglas reveals in a new interview that last year at this time, she was contemplating putting her Olympic dreams behind her to get a job at Chick-Fil-A. We know now that she chose not to go that route, instead becoming the first more
TheCelebrityCafe.com ( 11/30/2012 10:40:18 AM -08:00 )

The X Factor's Top 6, Gabby Douglas's Gymnastics Dilemma, and More!
1. It's down to the top six contestants on The X Factor after another double elimination happened last night. [WaPo]. 2. Say what?! Gabby Douglas says that she almost quit gymnastics last year to work at Chick-fil-A. [People]. 3. Gwyneth Paltrow ate a burger on more
InStyle ( 11/30/2012 10:18:10 AM -08:00 )