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Gabby Douglas' equipment on display at museum

Source: Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture Source: Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

Virginia's own Gabby Douglas broke through a barrier when she became the first African American in Olympic history to become the women's individual all around champion back in 2012.

"Gabby Douglas embodied both the grace, the strength and the mental fortitude to compete in that sport at the highest level, and I think that's a very important and significant accomplishment," said Damion Thomas, Museum Curator of Sports.

The sports section of the museum will feature a case displaying some of Gabby's gymnast tools. The museum opens to the public on Saturday.

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