Simone Biles and Sim Mikulak show off their forms during the competition at the 2016 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships held at Xfinity Arena on Saturday (April 9) in Everett, Wash.
The two Team USA gymnasts lead the women’s — Alexandra Raisman, Brenna Dowell, Laurie Hernandez, Ashton Locklear, and Ragan Smith — and the men’s — John Orozco, Alex Naddour, Donnell Whittenburg, and Eddie Penev — to gold medals.
In the men’s competition, Team USA took four of the top five places, and won the team competition with a score of 355.950, followed by China and Canada in 2nd and 3rd.
For the women, Simone took the top spot in the all-around competition, scoring a 62.450, just a little higher than teammate Aly, who came in 2nd.
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Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman shine in these new Olympic portraits during the 2016 Team USA Media Summit held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Monday afternoon (March 7) in Beverly Hills, Calif.
The two Olympians are back vying for a spot on the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics gymnastics team, along with Simone Biles, Margaret Nichols and Madison Kocian.
“You don’t have that much of an innocent mind,” Aly, 21, shared with Yahoo about being over 20 in the sport. “There are days I am tired and you look at that beam and you just don’t feel like it’s going to happen. It’s scary.”
Gabby adds, “A comeback is very tough. When you have taken a lot of time off after the Olympics and you don’t want to come back, actually the break feels nice, the freedom feels amazing and then you struggle with the discipline of training.”
Aly continued, “When a football player wins a Super Bowl, no one asks them why they come back. When the swimmers win, they don’t ask them. With gymnastics they always say it can’t be done but Gabby and I are trying to disprove that…I think you have to be a little crazy. Me and Gabby are a little bit nuts.”
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Gabby Douglas, Simone Biles, and Aly Raisman celebrate after the scores were announced during day five of World Artistic Gymnastics Championship held at The SSE Hydro on Tuesday night (October 27) in Glasgow, Scotland.
The three gymnasts — along with team mates Margaret Nicholas and Madison Kocian — are celebrating their first place win, ahead of China and Russia.
“The girls did their jobs. We went out there and had fun with it. It comes from all the practices we’ve done. We’re so prepared for this,” Simone shared afterwards. “We came into it mentally stronger. We were like, ‘OK, we’re actually really prepared for this, maybe even over-prepared, so let’s go and have some fun.’ I think that’s what we all did.”
Aly added about being on a team with Simone, “Simone has so much energy, my God! We try to figure out what her secret is. We all look up to her. She’s amazing. I love to train with her because she always pushes me to the next level.”
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Aly Raisman stripped naked for ESPN The Magazine‘s annual Body Issue.
The 21-year-old Olympic gymnast, who was part of the Fierce Five during the 2012 London Summer Olympics, bared it all in a stunning shot for the glossy, and opened up about trying for the 2016 team.
“After one Olympics, most people are just burnt out,” she explained. “I’ll be 22 in the Olympics year. If I make the team, I’ll be the oldest U.S. gymnast. My body is a little bit more achy than it was before, but at the same time I feel like I’m smarter now and able to understand the recovery process. I always joke that I’m 21 going on 50.”
Aly added about her body image: “I’ve never had an eating disorder, and I’m proud of that. [And] instead of being insecure about my muscles, I’ve learned to love them. I don’t even think of it as a flaw anymore because it’s made me into the athlete that I am. I think imperfection is beauty.”
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Check out who just got put back on the U.S. Women’s National Gymnastics Team — Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman!
The two Fierce Five gymnasts, who won gold and stole the world’s hearts during the 2012 London Summer Olympics, are back on the team and will be competing at international events starting in 2015.
Coordinator Martha Karolyi added them both back after working with them in training camp. This sets their sights on the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics much closer.
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Aly Raisman signs a few autographs during a meet and greet session at the Academy Sports + Outdoors in The Woodlands, Texas on Sunday afternoon (April 6).
The 19-year-old Olympic gymnast was there on behalf of Reebok to promote the ZQuick shoe model.
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“Heading to @Academy in Katy (12-1PM) and The Woodlands (3-4PM) with @Reebok today, come hang out! Who’s coming???” Aly tweeted just the day before for her visit in Katy.
Earlier in the week, Aly was seen at the 2014 U.S. Olympic Committee’s Best of U.S. Awards in Washington, D.C.
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Jamie Chung and Aly Raisman step out for the Reebok ZQuick launch event held at Classic Car Club on Wednesday afternoon (February 5) in New York City.
The 30-year-old actress and 19-year-old athlete ran the obstacle courses and tested out the new kicks, available in stores now.
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“Don’t mess with us ???????? @JohnyHendricks @jamiechung1 @allihagendorf #zrated #zquick @Reebok,” Aly wrote on Twitter with a pic of her with Jamie, Allison Hagendorf and Johny Hendricks. Check out the commercial below!
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Aly Raisman keeps it sleek and stylish during a meet and greet at Pandora at the North Shore Mall on Thursday evening (November 7) in Peabody, Mass.
The 19-year-old Olympian helped out visitors pick their holiday presents before signing autographs for fans.
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Aly has been back in the gym, prepping for a spot on the 2016 Olympics Team for Rio.
“I tied for third in the all-around and they broke the tie [and lost the bronze medal to Russia's Aliya Mustafina],” Aly shared about why she’s wants a spot.
She added, “Gymnastics is the only Olympic sport that breaks the tie, so I should have four Olympic medals and I have three, so I think just that idea of…it still bothers me. It’s never enough, you can always do more.”
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