Olympic gold medalist Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas has signed a deal to write an “inspirational memoir” that will be published later this year, according to People Magazine.
The 16-year-old Douglas made history at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and became the first African-American to win the gold medal in the all-round individual gymnastics competition.
“Even before I competed in the Olympics, I always wanted to write a book,” Douglas told the magazine, adding it will detail how much she and her family overcame to achieve her Olympic dream.
The book will be called “Grace, Gold and Glory, My Leap of Faith” and will be published by the Zondervan division of HarperCollins in December.
“Gabby Douglas shines even more brightly than her Olympic Gold Medals. The reason is her inner strength and strong faith,” Lisa Sharkey, Harper’s vice president said in a statement.
Good for her.