49ers Brock Purdy Fails To Give a Perfect 10 to Olympic Champion Gabby Douglas in Funny Interaction

Published 04/16/2024, 9:49 PM EDT

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Since her emergence on the Olympic gymnastics mat in 2012, Gabby Douglas has been chasing perfection in the sport. The 3x Olympic champion surpassed Jordyn Wieber at 16 years of age, being the most complete gymnast in the crowd of phenoms like Aly Raisman. However, even after 12 years, the gymnast has not lost her hunger to chase the perfect ten whenever she appears, donning her sporting glee. But Brock Purdy and Colton Mckivitz could not attest to that. 

The San Francisco 49ers’ duo recently showed up together, but not in the NFL battle. Rather, the charismatic pair joined hands to play their part in the John Deere brand. Eventually, both Purdy and Mckivitz were fielded in John Deere’s latest ad to search for a chief tractor officer for the brand. The background voice narrated the role of the lucrative job of handling the social media part. That drew several celebrities to apply for the job. With her known glee, the 28-year-old Gabby Douglas presented herself emphatically to be suitable for the mentioned job.

However, watching her representation show Mckivitz could only hand her 9.5 score. That seemed to have disappointed Gabby. Soon, on a funny note, she flushed her emotion on her IG story, captioning, “Only a 9.5?! I thought I stuck the landing [gold medal emoji] @johndeere #ad”. However, in the ad, the “Flying Squirrel” wasn’t the only one to be rejected by the 49ers’ duo. 


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Tyrese Haliburton, Anna Frey, Corporate Natalie, and Laura Farms made up the exotic bunch to apply for the coveted job. However, no one couldn’t satisfy Purdy and Colton Mckivitz satirically. Soon, the duo set sail to find a suitable one, riding on the Joh Deere’s tractor. Meanwhile, it seems, just like off-the-mats, Gabby Douglas’ fate in the gymnastics realm has been in the middle of misfortune on the mats as well. 

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After a long hiatus, Gabby was set to be back in the competitive gymnastics arena to take her reign. But she missed two consecutive elite chances in the Winter Cup and US National Gymnastics camp this season. Post that, there was a fiasco about her association with her gymnastics den WOGA. First, it was revealed that she left the place, but later on, she returned to train there.


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But amid all this, Gabby Douglas is not ready to give up on her Paris Olympics dream. Rather, the return to her gymnastics den WOGA camp marks her hunger for elite success that Gabby has been missing for the last 8 years. But to be in Paris is staunchly dependent on the 3x Olympic gold medalist’s performance in upcoming trial episodes. 


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She would have to earn enough score from either the US Classic or the American Classic to keep her floating in sneaking to the US Championship. From the US Championship, Gabby Douglas could finally earn the coveted trial spot. So, as things go by, the once-celebrated member of ‘Fierce Five’ will need many more perfect 10s to live up to her Paris dream. 


Written by:

Prasun Chakrabarty


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Prasun Chakrabarty is an Olympic Sports Writer for EssentiallySports, who specializes in covering aquatic arena events. Post his experiences with popular publications including PinkVilla, Prasun began his days in ES, by actively covering two prime events - 2023 US Open Swimming Championships and the 2024 TYR Pro Swim Series. Prasun's coverage extends beyond the pool, and he takes specific interest in the progress of the triangular rivalry between track and field stars, Sha’Carri Richardson, Shericka Jackson and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. You can follow him on:-
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Bhujaya Ray Chowdhury