Gabby Douglas to write golden memoir

9/8/2012
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U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas acknowledges the audience after being declared winner of the gold medal during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas acknowledges the audience after being declared winner of the gold medal during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas acknowledges the audience after being declared winner of the gold medal during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

NEW YORK — Sixteen-year-old Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas plans to write an "inspirational memoir" that will be published later this year, People Magazine said.

Douglas made history in London at the 2012 Summer Olympics when she became the first African-American to win the gold medal in the all-round individual gymnastics competition.

Douglas told the magazine the book will detail how much she and her family overcame to achieve her Olympic dream.

Douglas, who took home two Olympic gold medals, left her family in Virginia to train in Iowa when she was 12 years old.

The book, Grace, Gold and Glory, My Leap of Faith will be published by the Zondervan division of HarperCollins in December.