WEST DES MOINES, Iowa- Gabby Douglas has left Liang Chow’s gym again.
The Des Moines Register reports Douglas has left to look for a new coach after returning to West Des Moines three months ago.
“She’s not in the gym anymore. She is searching for a new coach, I guess,” Chow told the Register.
“We had an understanding, a tryout period. The new goal for the tryout period, try to prepare her to be in decent, good physical shape. When the period was over, she had to make a decision — either train here or train somewhere else. As I talked to her, I respect her opinion on her decision.”
Douglas, 18, won two gold medals at the London Olympics and had been training in California before her return to Chow’s Gym.
Chow also helped West Des Moines native Shawn Johnson win gold at the Olympics in 2008.