How can you not like Gabby Douglas? Seriously! You must be a little messed up in the head if you haven't embraced this 16-year-old gymnast and how well she's represented the good ol' U. S. of A. But her recent interview with Oprah showed just how close she was to quitting before achieving her dream.
As a two-time Olympic gold medalist with the U.S. women's gymnastics team, Gabby spoke with Oprah about the challenges she faced to get to where she is today. She confessed that one of the reasons she wanted to leave Virginia to train was because she felt that she was getting picked on.
But this is part of the reason I love sports: No matter what color you are, sports are a fantastic equalizer. As long as you're talented and work hard, you can overcome, just like Gabby did. Though she felt bullied and picked on when she was younger, she still came out a champion. There's definitely no better way to shut them up!