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Gabby Douglas, Olympic Champion, Makes Gymnastics Comeback!

July 18, 2023 | By Kali Girl

Gabby Douglas dropped an Instagram hint, eyeing 2024 Paris Olympics return, reports PEOPLE. The gymnastics champ posted a pic nailing her balance beam routine, signaling her comeback.

“As you all know I stepped back from the socials and in that time I did a lot of journaling, reflecting, soul searching and found myself back where it all began,” she wrote in the caption, adding, “it’s so easy to suppress and run away from facing darkness and fears.”

“My life has never been smooth or easy. I have carried a heavy weight on my back for quite some time and it has weighed me down, physically, mentally, and emotionally,” she wrote. “So many things and people have tried to crush and break me.”

During an interview with PEOPLE in 2016, Douglas said, “Maybe people weren’t being fair on social media, but that’s social media for you,” she told PEOPLE.

“I just found things to be positive about,” she said. “And there’s a lot to be happy about. We won the gold medal as a team, and it was just such an amazing experience. I came to the Olympics and won a gold medal! That’s still really awesome. I can only do what I can do, and if people want to say their stuff on social media, I can’t stop them.”

She added: “It felt really good to have people support me. It was a good reminder that where there is hate, love is more.”

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