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Oprah Up Next for Olympic Champion Douglas
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Following weeks of celebrity glitz and media appearances, new Olympic all-around champion Gabby Douglas (U.S.) is set to sit down with Oprah Winfrey. Pictured: U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama and Douglas backstage at "The Tonight Show."

Following weeks of celebrity glitz and media appearances, new Olympic all-around champion Gabby Douglas (U.S.) is set to sit down with Oprah Winfrey.

Douglas' episode of "Oprah's Next Chapter" airs Sunday at 8:30 p.m. (EST) on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).

Winfrey revently traveled to Chow's Gymnastics in West Des Moines, Iowa. Douglas has trained at the facility the past two years since moving from Virginia Beach, where she trained at Excalibur Gymnastics.

In Iowa, Winfrey sat down with Douglas, her siblings and mother to discuss family struggles, her move from Virginia Beach and her new-found fame. Douglas, the first black gymnast to win an individual gold medal at the Olympic Games, also talked to Winfrey about the "controversy" surrounding her hairstyle, which received a flood of surprising snide comments on Twitter during the Olympics.

Since her team and all-around gold medals at the recent Olympic Games in London, the 16-year-old Douglas has enjoyed a whirlwind of events. She shared a couch on "The Tonight Show" with First Lady Michelle Obama, went on "The Late Show with David Letterman" with her Olympic teammates and guest-hosted "America's Got Talent." On Thursday, Douglas threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the New York Mets baseball game against the Colorado Rockies.

Prior to the game at Citi Field, Douglas spoke with a group of New York children through a charity group.

"I wanted to tell my story and where I came from and my background, because it was not easy," Douglas said. "I had to face a lot coming through this journey, a lot of sacrifices, difficulties, challenges, and injuries."

"I wanted everyone to know it's still possible for anyone really. I wanted to make them know to never give up and always keep fighting, because though times may be tough, the sacrifices do pay off, so just keep pushing towards your dream and just love it at the same time and enjoy it."

In Sunday's episode, Douglas will get to enjoy another first - teaching Oprah Winfrey how to do a scale on the balance beam.

First Look: Oprah's Balance Beam Routine

Gayle and Oprah stop by Liang Chow's world-famous gymnastics facility in West Des Moines, Iowa. For 22 months before the Olympic Games, Gabrielle trained with Coach Chow six hours a day, six days a week in this gym. Watch as Gabrielle teaches Oprah a skill on the practice beam. And the judges say... For more from Oprah's interview with Gabrielle, tune in Sunday, August 26, at 8:30/7:30c.

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