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Gabby Douglas, the Olympic all-around gymnastics champion, has left her coach Liang Chow's gym in West Des Moines, Iowa, to join her family in California.
After graduating from The Field School in Northwest D.C., the Capitol Hill resident was accepted to Wellesley College to study engineering. However, instead of heading up to Massachusetts, Michels-Gualtieri followed a time-sensitive passion that took her halfway around the world -- and several feet in the air.
Gabby Douglas and her U.S. gymnastics teammates may still be basking in the glow of their gold medals, but their winning ways are already making an impact on the next generation of possible future Olympians.