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Topic - Natalie Hawkins
Just 14, Gabby Douglas pleaded with her mother to let her move cross country, certain a new coach could help her get to the Olympics.
In January, four days after Gabrielle Douglas celebrated her 16th birthday, training for the Olympics in West Des Moines, Iowa, became too much. Douglas remained in Iowa and opened the path to London that turned a pipe dream into a reality that feels like, at least to her mother, a mix of jubilation, anxiety, hope and nerves.
"I know she would never be able to live with herself if she was sitting home on July 26 getting ready to watch the start of the games and her name wasn't on it," Ms. Hawkins said. "It was your decision to come, and you're not a quitter."