Gabby Douglas wanted to quit Olympic training last year to work at fast food restaurant

By Gina DiFalco,

Olympic gold winner Gabby Douglas reveals in a new interview that last year at this time, she was contemplating putting her Olympic dreams behind her to get a job at Chick-Fil-A.

We know now that she chose not to go that route, instead becoming the first African American woman to win the gold medal in individual all-around gymnastics at the age of 16.

"What was I thinking?" she asked People in the interview.

Douglas not only achieved Olympic history, but she’s also coming out with a memoir Grace, Gold, & Glory: My Leap of Faith, which explains her road to the gold.

"My life has changed so much," she said. "It's been really fun."

The New York Daily News reports that in an interview on Oprah’s Next Chapter, which aired in August, Douglas told Oprah Winfrey that she was subjected to racism when she was training at a gym in Virginia.

“I was just, you know, kind of getting racist jokes, kind of being isolated from the group,” she said. “So it was definitely hard. I would come home at night and just cry my eyes out.”

image: People



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