Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas to speak at MVCC tomorrow

Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas will be speaking at Mohawk Valley Community College tomorrow evening as part of the college’s Cultural Series.

Posted: Nov. 8, 2017 4:34 PM
Updated: Nov. 8, 2017 4:34 PM

(November 3, 2017)

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UTICA – Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas will be speaking at Mohawk Valley Community College tomorrow evening as part of the college’s Cultural Series.


The event will be at 7 p.m. in the Robert R. Jorgensen Athletic and Event Center at MVCC’s Utica campus. The event is free for MVCC students, $10 for MVCC employees and $15 for the general public.

Douglas was selected to be a member of the U.S. Olympic Women’s Gymnastics team at the 2012 Summer Olympics at age 16. She then became the first African-American woman to win the Olympic Gold medal as the All-Around Individual Champion.

Douglas also became the first American gymnast to win Gold in both the All-Around Individual and Team competitions at the same Olympics. She won her third Gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics in the Team competition, and became the only All-Around Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast in U.S. history to return for a second Olympics.

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