Daniela Silivas recently attended the Gymnastics tour and relayed a conversation she had with Gabby Douglas on her facebook page. (This was sent to me by anonymous) Apparently Gabby had no clue who she was even when she told Gabby her name.
How does anyone who competes in a sport not know who the 3 time Olympic champion is? Wouldn’t you think that she would at least know the name?
Kathy Johnson had this reply on the facebook page,
Kathy Johnson Clarke No, Daniela, it is NOT OK!! I know my gymnastics history, and not just because it’s my job! She should have known or someone should have told her. It’s an American thing and it drives me crazy! You made your place in history and I hope you know that there are so many of us who are honored beyond words to know you :).
I seriously doubt this is just an American thing. I doubt Viktoria Komova knows who Shannon Miller is and if she does she would probably pretend she didn’t. I personally find this a sad state of all gymnasts not just the US gymnasts.