Team USA gymnast Gabby Douglas has a strong faith. She told The Christian Post, that while she has faced hardships like homelessness and health issues, "It was definitely important for me to praise God because He's given me this God-given talent to go out there and represent Him and share my faith with everyone." She added, "I mean, I'm not going to hold it in because He's blessed me so much throughout my gymnastics career. He's woken me up every single morning and He's just been so great to me. So I'm going to go and share it with everyone because it's a part of me and it's just who I am."
It's no wonder that her favorite songs to train to are filled with a faith based message. She recently told ESPN that "Not Backing Down," by Blanca is at the top of her Rio playlist. "My older sister Arielle came across this song recently. It's so motivational and so upbeat, and it gets me every time. I've been listening to it nonstop."
In addition to Blanca, Gabby's playlist is filled with songs from Hillsong Young & Free, Beckah Shae, Britt Nicole, and more! Check out her full Spotify playlist she shared with Billboard here and her official NBC Olympics playlist here.