Olympic Flashback: Childhood Pics of Gabby Douglas, Missy Franklin + More!

Wondering what Olympic athletes like Gabby Douglas and Missy Franklin looked like when they were kids? Check out childhood pics here!
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Olympic Flashback: Childhood Pics of Gabby Douglas, Missy Franklin + More!

Wondering what Olympic athletes like Gabby Douglas and Missy Franklin looked like when they were kids? Check out childhood pics here!

-Lucia Peters

Gabby Douglas Missy Franklin Misty May Treanor

Well, Bettys! It’s been a while since we’ve had a good ol’ fashioned celebrity flashback, hasn’t it? Let’s kick off the week with a special Olympic edition! NBC’s website for the 2012 Olympic Games has a whole plethora of personal photos from the archives of some of this year’s top competitors. Who wants to see what Olympians like Gabby Douglas, Missy Franklin, and Misty May-Treanor looked like when they were tiny? We do, we do!

First up: Gymnast Gabby Douglas. As a point of reference, here’s what she looks like now as the “Flying Squirrel” (congrats on the all-round win!):

Gabby Douglas

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So what did she look like as a kid? Well… this:

Gabby Douglas baby

TOO. CUTE. I love that her party hat is as big as her head.

And here she is a few years later, performing a balance beam routine:

Gabby Douglas young

On-point precision even then!

Up next: Little Missy Franklin!


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