Students in Hunts Point, Soundview meet Olympic gold-medal winner Gabby Douglas

Douglas, who was part of the 2012 U.S. gymnastics team, met with the students and gave them autographed copies of her new book.

Douglas, who was part of the 2012 U.S. gymnastics team, met with the students and gave them autographed copies of her new book. (5/1/13)

THE BRONX - Students at two Bronx schools met an Olympic champion today.

At Hyde Leadership Charter School in Hunts Point, students met gold-medalist Gabby Douglas after completing a reading challenge put forth by the school's librarian. The 'Going for the Gold' challenge required students to read 1 million words throughout the school year. Seventh-grader Abdoul Bah says he read about 1.5 million words, while eighth-grader Maria Contreras read 5 million.

Douglas also visited P.S. 93 in Soundview.

The 17-year-old Douglas, who was a member of the 2012 U.S. gymnastics team, met with the students and gave them autographed copies of her new book.

The event was sponsored by Hyde Leadership, City National Bank and Barnes and Noble.
 

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