Collection Highlights: Gabby Douglas Olympic Items

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
September 13, 2016
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Leotard and other items in display case
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Gabby Douglas Olympic Items c. 2003 & 2012
 

A leotard from gymnast Douglas’s first competitive season in 2003 that she also wore in the 2004 Virginia State Championships. The grip bag, wrist tape and uneven-bar grips she used at the 2012 London Olympics; the ticket to the Olympics used by Douglas’s mother, Natalie Hawkins; credentials used by Douglas to gain access to Olympic venues; and an autographed copy of her book, Grace, Gold & Glory: My Leap of Faith.

Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Gabrielle Douglas