Watch The Trailer Now: The Gabby Douglas Story
Want to know the inspiring story behind Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas? You’ll get the chance to see her rise against overwhelming odds as she gets the biopic treatment this weekend with the premiere of The Gabby Douglas Story on Lifetime. The gymnastics phenomenon won our hearts by winning two gold medals at the 2012 London Olympics, and became the first African American ever to be named Individual All-Around Champion in Artistic Gymnastics at an Olympic Games.
Sydney Mikayla (Whitney) portrays Douglas during her childhood and Imani Hakim (Love Reign Over Me) portrays her teenaged and young adult years. The real-life Gabby Douglas appears in the film, which also stars actress Regina King (Southland, Ray) and S. Epatha Merkerson (Law & Order).
Gabby’s an inspiration to kids and us all!
Don’t forget to watch The Gabby Douglas Story on Saturday, February 1st at 8PM ET/PT only on Lifetime Television.