the coach behind the gold medal gymnast

Unless you've been living in a media black hole, you know that 16-year-old Gabby Doublas of Virginia Beach, U-S-A won gold in the women's gymnastics all-around final on Thursday: USA's Gabby Douglas crowned Olympic champion in dramatic gymnastics all-around final.

And if you've been watching, you've definitely seen that behind this high-flying pint-sized powerhouse is one hell of a coach, Liang Chow, who's had his own extraordinary journey as a gymnast on China's national team to becoming one of the leading women's gymnastics coaches in the world.

I love that photo above. America, indeed. Here's a cool TIME profile on Liang Chow from last week: Liang Chow's Gymnastics Coaching Journey: From Beijing to West Des Moines.

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