Gabby Douglas’ Gym ‘Friends’ Respond To Bullying Remarks

16-year-old Gabby Douglas may be a double gold medalist in gymnastics, but we all know the road leading to her explosive performances at the London Olympics couldn’t have been easy.

Her mother, Natalie Hawkins, filed for bankruptcy earlier this year, a few years after Gabby had moved away from her friends and family in Virginia to train in Iowa alongside Shawn Johnson.

Turns out, her reasons for moving might have been partially related to the toxic environment at her former gym.

“One of my teammates was like, ‘Can you scrape the bar?’ And they were like, ‘Why doesn’t Gabby do it, she’s our slave?'” Douglas told Oprah in a new interview on OWN’s Next Chapter.  Continue reading “Gabby Douglas’ Gym ‘Friends’ Respond To Bullying Remarks”

McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman And Kyla Ross Are Not Impressed That The Pool Is Closed

Looks like three fifths of the U.S. women’s gymnastics team have joined in on the “McKayla is not impressed” fun.

16-year-old McKayla Maroney seemed to have a pretty good sense of humor about the Tumblr that was dedicated to the face she made during the vault medal ceremony. Now, for further proof, teammate Aly Raisman has posted an Instagram photo of her, McKayla, and Kyla Ross making the famous face.

She wrote, “The pools closed… We’re NOT impressed.” Also, McKayla doesn’t always scowl or wear makeup. Here’s proof.