The rumour mill has been in full swing this week, with news that 2012 Olympic All Around Champion Gabby Douglas has once again left Chow’s Gymnastics and Dance Institute. Douglas resumed training with Chow, who coached her to her Olympic title, at the beginning of the summer. It is unclear who ended the training relationship, Chow or Douglas.
Speaking to the Demoines Register regarding the situation Chow, commenting with great respect for the gymnast as always, confirmed that Douglas is no longer training in his gym:
“She is searching for a new coach, I guess. We had an understanding, a tryout period. The new goal for the tryout period, try to prepare her to be in decent, good physical shape.
“When the period was over, she had to make a decision — either train here or train somewhere else. As I talked to her, I respect her opinion on her decision.”
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