Gabrielle Douglas Barbie doll coming to shelves

Published: Jul. 14, 2016 at 4:25 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 14, 2016 at 4:51 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Gymnast Gabrielle Douglas isn't just going to the 2016 Rio Olympics, she's also getting her own gymnast barbie doll.

Douglas made the announcement on her twitter July 11, along with Barbie's official twitter page

Douglas's Barbie will join the "Shero" line. It includes dolls who help inspire young women, and comes with the hashtag #youcandoanything.

Douglas is the first African American woman in Olympic history to become the individual all-around champion, and the first American gymnast to win gold in both the individual all-around and team competitions at the same Olympics.

Misty Copeland also has her own "Shero" barbie. Copeland is the first African American woman to be named a Female Principal Dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre.

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