Elite Athlete Panel featuring Gabby Douglas


The moderated panel discussion focused on the inspiring stories and insights from women who are some of the United States' most notable, elite athletes. Gabby Douglas, headlined the panel, which also include 2008 World Junior champion, four time silver medalist on the Grand Prix series, and the 2010 U.S. national champion and Olympian, figure skater and local sensation, Rachael Flatt as well as Allysa Seely, who was the first Paralympic Gold Medalist in Triathlon during the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Gabby Douglas

  • Gabby Douglas, a member of the gold-winning American team at the 2011 and the 2015 World Championships, and the all-around silver medalist at the 2015 World Championships is the first African-American woman, and the first woman of color of any nationality to win an Olympic Gold Medal as the All-Around Individual Champion in Gymnastics. 
  • At the 2016 Rio Olympics, Gabby won her third Olympic Gold medal in the Team Competition, as the only All-Around Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast in U.S. history to return to a second Olympics, and is also the reigning AT&T American Cup all-around champion. 
  • Former President Barack Obama recently appointed Gabby Douglas to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition.


Rachael Flatt

  • 2008 World Junior champion figure skater
  • Four time silver medalist on the Grand Prix series
  • 2010 U.S. National Champion and Olympian


Allysa Seely

  •  Allysa is a tri-athlete, competing in cycling, swimming and running
  • In 2010, Allysa was diagnosed with Chiari 2 Malformation, Basilar Invagination, and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • In 2011, Allysa became the first athlete with a physical disability to complete and cross the finish line of the Collegiate National Championships
  • In the 2016 Rio Olympics, Allysa became the first Paralympic Gold Medalist in Triathlon
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