Gabby Douglas will return to her hometown of Virginia Beach, Va to find a new 9-by-30 foot mural made in her honor. The mural painted by Eric Lindbergh of T.A.L.E.N.T. Murals on the side of the Gator’s Sports Bar & Grill depicts Douglas holding a gold medal and reads “Way to Go Gabby.”

“WOW!!! This is amazing!! #so honored,” Douglas tweeted Friday from the Olympics in London, where the 16-year-old gymnast won two gold medals at the Summer Games.

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(Photo: T.A.L.E.N.T. Murals)

Douglas will also appear on “Oprah’s Next Chapter” with Oprah Winfrey at the end of the month.

According to a press release, Winfrey will discuss the new found media attention Douglas has received and visit Gabby’s mother as well as the host family that provided a second home for Douglas during her training.

The interview will air on Oprah’s Next Chapter at a special time on Sunday, August 26, at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

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