LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas told Oprah Winfrey she felt bullied while training in Virginia Beach, Va., and demanded a switch to a coach in Iowa.
Her comments are a part of the television program "Oprah's Next Chapter," to be presented on the OWN Network Sunday evening, in which Winfrey interviews the 16-year-old gymnast, an OWN press release said.
In the interview, the winner of two gold medals at the London Games said of some other students, "They treated me not how they would their other teammates."
Douglas' mother, Natalie Hawkins, told Winfrey her daughter wanted the family to leave Virginia Beach, and when Douglas was 14, she threatened to abandon gymnastics if she could not move to West Des Moines, Iowa, to train with another coach. Douglas, her mother and three siblings moved to Iowa two years ago to enable Douglas to train with coach Liang Chow.
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