Gabby Douglas leaves longtime coach, base in Iowa
Originally Posted by skateluvr
Douglas has moved to Los Angeles to join her family, leaving those who follow the star coach and the 17-year-old celebrity to wonder what it could mean for a bid by Douglas to compete in the 2016 Games.
No matter what the future holds for both, it appears unlikely Douglas will call Chow coach again.
"At this point, I don't think so," said Liwen Zhuang, Chow's wife and co-owner of the training facility. "No."
The move by Douglas, who had resumed post-Olympics training at the Iowa gym in May, was as surprising to Chow, apparently, as it was sudden.
Douglas visited the gym Monday to tell the coach who molded and mentored her during a two-gold run at the London Olympics that she was leaving to join her family in California.
Bryce Miller writes for the Des Moines Register, a Gannett affiliate.