Confirmed: Gabby leaves Chows (again)

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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.”

The news comes as we discussed Gabbys comeback to competition and wondered how she would fair against 2013 World AA champion Simone Biles.

What are your thoughts on the situation? Does it sound like Chows decision or the gymnasts? Leave a comment below.

Read more from Chow here.

 

7 Comments

  1. Tmoney says:

    I’m tired of hearing about this ungraful and ignorant person

  2. LyndsieMB says:

    I am so ready for her to be done. She did nothing great before the olympics, was good for team and AA, but inconsistency caught up with her, yet again, in event finals. She wants media, but she shouldn’t be getting it. She’s done nothing in two years and nothing before that.

  3. Chris says:

    Do you know how ignorant you sound? You know literally nothing about this situation, do yourself a favor and hush about things you know nothing about.

  4. Daniel says:

    From the outside looking in it seems like a poor decision. Chow seemed to be a great coach for her. It’s too late IMO to be switching gyms this close to classics and nationals

  5. Admin says:

    Do you have something you wish to share Chris to back up your comment?

  6. rascal says:

    HI CHRIS, YOU SEEM TO TELL EVERYONE THEY SOUND IGNORANT BECAUSE THEY KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THE SITUATION. WELL, Tmoney and LIDSEY ARE CORRECT. I KNOW ABOUT GABBY AND HER UNGRATEFULNESS AND HER LOW CLASS FAMILY. I AM A COACH IN VIRGINIA AND I KNOW GABBY’S COACHES BEFORE SHE LEFT FOR CHOW’S. SHE LEFT OWING EXCALIBER GYM AT LEAST $20,000. HER MOTHER COULD NOT PAY FOR DOCTORS AND EVERYDAY BILLS, YET SHE HAD HER CHILD IN GYMNASTICS. AND DIDN’T PAY FOR THAT EITHER. AFTER GOING TO IOWA, SHE HAD GABBY GET BRACES AND DIDN’T PAY FOR THT EITHER. THIS WAS ALL EXPOSED ON HER BANKRUPTCY RECORDS. SO WHILE SHE WAS PAYING CHOW, SHE WASN’T PAYING FOR ANYTHIG ELSE. HOW DOES SOMEONE GET THEIR KID BRACES AND PAY FOR GYMNASTICS WHEN YOU CAN’T PAY YOUR CREDIT CARDS AND RENT? THESE ARE VERY LOW CLASS PEOPLE. AFTER THE GOLD MEDAL, THE FAMILY MOVED TO CALIFORNIA ON GABBY’S DIME. THE BROTHER IS IN COLLEGE AND THE MOTHER SITS ON HER TAIL. FAT TAIL

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