GK is delighted to announce the addition of Gabrielle Douglas to its premier roster of GK Champions. In July of 2012, Gabrielle, who is coached by Liang Chow at Chow's Gymnastics in Des Moines, Iowa, became the first African-American gymnast in Olympic history to become the Individual All-Around Champion as well as the first American gymnast to win the gold medal in both the Individual All-Around and the Team Competition during the same Olympic Games.
As a GK Champion, Gabrielle joins an elite group of gymnastic champions, past and present, who choose GK. Gabrielle will beautifully sport GK gymnastics apparel at events, grace GK catalogs, and will promote GK across social medial and advertising campaigns.
Probably the most exciting part of Gabrielle signing on to be a GK Champion - the Gabrielle Douglas Signature Collection of gymnastics leotards! The first six leotards of the Signature Collection by Gabrielle Douglas, designed by the gold medalist, will be available for sale in 2013 at www.gkelite.com.
"I am so honored and excited to have my own line of leotards with GK,” said Gabrielle. “Expressing my personality and love for gymnastics through this leotard collection is a great way to share my creative ideas. I will be really proud when I see other gymnasts wearing my designs to practice!”
Gabrielle's Signature Collection follows the success of the Gold Medal Signature Collections by 2008 Olympic All-Around Champion Nastia Liukin and 2008 Olympic Balance Beam Gold Medalist Shawn Johnson. Gabrielle's Signature Collection will join GK’s Alexandra Raisman collection announced earlier this year and continue the same brilliant combination of the design and manufacturing expertise of GK and the artistic vision and unique perspective of a top athlete in the sport of gymnastics.
Kelly McKeown, Executive Vice President of Corporate Relations & Design at GK said, "Gabrielle Douglas exudes excitement when doing gymnastics. Her energy and performance put a smile on your face when you watch her. Her new Signature Collection captures this same energy with colorful fabrics and playful designs. We are so excited for the upcoming launch of her line that is co-branded with GK.”
GK. Choice of Champions.