By Christina M. Tapper
September 28, 2012

Gabrielle Douglas had her hands full this summer, winning two gold medals at the London Olympics. Now, her hands are full of Nintendo 3DS games—her go-to choice of fun when she has down time.  Douglas, who visited New York City recently to promote Nintendo’s “Play As You Are” campaign—designed to show girls anyone can enjoy gaming systems—is a huge 3DS and Super Mario Brothers fan. “I love 3DS. You don’t have to be a gamer to like it and you can take it anywhere,” Douglas says. “There are so many games for it. My favorite is the New Super Mario Bros. 2.”

The top gymnast in her family, Douglas admits she’s not the best gamer. “I hate to say it, but my brother is so good,” Douglas says. “I want it to be me, but he has me beat. Maybe one day I’ll get him.”

While Douglas tries to dethrone her brother as the family’s best gamer, she put down her 3DS to take on the SI Kids’ 10 Questions. See how well she scores.

[Photo Gallery: Rare photos of Gabrielle Douglas]

What time is your alarm set for?
It could be 8 am or 9 am. It just depends on what my training schedule is for that day.

Chocolate, Vanilla, or Strawberry ice cream?
Vanilla! I love to add chocolate chips, snickers, hot fudge or strawberries. Just pile it on!

What was your childhood nickname?
Brie. My mom didn’t like Gabby, so she came up with Brie.

If you weren’t an athlete, what would you want to do?
A hip hop dancer. Maybe for Beyoncé!


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