Golden Gabby Douglas back home in Virginia

Posted on: 4:54 am, August 17, 2012, by and , updated on: 08:03am, August 17, 2012

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WTVR) -  Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas is back home in Hampton Roads. Douglas won the all-around gold medal in gymnastics for both the individual and team events during the recently completed London Summer Games.

Virginia Beach’s golden girl landed at the Norfolk International Airport Thursday to a huge crowd of fans, well-wishers and folks just hoping to get a glimpse of the teenage super-star.

Douglas made it a point to thank all her fans.

“Your support, it means so much,” Douglas said. “I would not be able to do it without all the fans and all the supporters. So I just wanted to say thank you. I love them so much.”

 So what does Gabby plan to do s next?

She said she can’t wait to see her dog, spend time with friends and family, head to the beach and do a little shopping.

But, it’s going to be a whirlwind trip, she’s leaving Friday to head back to Iowa where she trained for the Olympics.

Gabby promised she’d be back to Virginia soon.