Gabby Douglas the immensely talented, young gymnast has got to be feeling on top of the world with her soon-to-be released biopic which will tell the tale of her journey and her experience as a gymnast. We certainly applaud Gabby for her great achievements. Here is a tid bit of history: Gabby Douglas is recognized as the first African American to be named individual All Around Champion, but you may remember African American female gymnast and Olympic icon, Dominique Dawes who swept all four events and won the All Around title at the 1994 National Championships. Gabby aknowledges Dawes as her hero you can see their interview here.
This past fall, we told you that Lifetime had approved the making of the Gabby Douglas biopic. As much as the nation, and particularly black women love Gabby Douglas, it’s important that the casting for this film be perfect. And from the looks of things, Lifetime might be on the right track.
Imani Hakim, best known for her role as Tonya Rock in the series “Everybody Hates Chris” will play the part of a the teenage Douglas in “The Gabby Douglas Story” (a working title). As you might assume, the movie will tell the inspiring story of Douglas overcoming obstacles to become the first African American to be named individual All-round Champion in artistic gymnastics at the Olympics.
Congratulations Gabby you are a shining star and we will be tuned into Lifetime when it airs! You go girl.