Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas leaves coach again

Thursday July 17th, 2014

Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas is looking for a new coach after departing the Iowa gym she trained in for the 2012 Olympics, reports the Des Moines Register.

Douglas and coach Liang Chow reunited in April after Douglas moved back from California last August to train with the former Olympic women's head coach.

The 18-year-old Douglas won all-around and team gold medals at the 2012 Olympics in London.

"She's not in the gym anymore," Chow said. "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."

Douglas told the Associated Press that she is still committed to making the team for the 2016 Summer Olympics, to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

"I think we worked hard together," Chow said. "We achieved our goal. I think Martha (Karolyi, U.S. national team coordinator) was happy at the camp, physically and with her gymnastics skills."

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