Simone Biles wears her gold medal proudly after competing during day two of the 2016 P&G Gymnastics Championships held at Chafitz Arena on Sunday (June 26) in St. Louis, MO.
The 19-year-old three-time defending U.S. all-around gymnastics champion won her fourth title, being the first to do so in 42 years, according to TeamUSA.org.
“OLYMPIC TRIALS BOUND !!!!” she later tweeted.
Fellow gymnasts Aly Raisman, Laurie Hernandez, Gabby Douglas, and Madison Kocian rounded out the top five.
Meanwhile, MyKayla Skinner, Maggie Musselman, Maggie Nichols, Ragan Smith, Emily Schild, and Emily Gaskins also competed.
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Aly Raisman keeps it casual in button down shirt in one of the first images from the new Aeropostale Back-To-School Campaign.
The 22-year-old Olympic gymnast joined soccer star DeAndre Yedlin for the denim campaign, which will feature both athletes “doing what they do best”.
While Aly will perform a floor routine wearing Seriously Stretchy Denim, DeAndre will be wearing Reflex Denim while playing soccer, demonstrating the elasticity and ease of both collections.
“Partnering with Aéropostale was a dream come true for me,” Aly shared. “I’m always competing in a leotard so being able to perform in the Seriously Stretchy Denim was a fun and off-beat way to bring fashion into my everyday routines.”
DeAndre added, “I’m always striving to perfect my skills on the field. The fact that I could play my game in jeans was definitely a first, and it really did bring the ease of the Aéropostale Reflex Denim collection to life.”
The Back-to-School denim campaign kicks off on July 17th.
Aly Raisman shows off a sneak peek of her new Reebok campaign in this shot from Instagram.
As she showed off a behind-the-scenes look, the 22-year-old gymnast wrote about her past experience with body acceptance.
Aly wrote, “New @reebok campaign coming soon for the new shoe #ZPrint ….can’t believe this is my life now. this photo hasn’t been retouched or photoshopped in ANY way. Just a good insta filter and hard work ;) This photo is for any girl (gymnast) that’s ever been told by the boys in her class that her muscles are weird because she’s stronger than anyone else.”
“I used to get so upset when I was in 5th grade because all the boys in my class teased me for being too strong :( Now I can’t imagine not looking this way because I wouldn’t be as good of a gymnast. My hard work and dedication to gymnastics has taught me to be proud of my body and all the hard work that goes into being fit and strong (mentally and physically) #loveyourself #WeAreAllBeautifulInOurOwnWay :)”
We love her message!
You can see images from Aly‘s older Reebok campaign below.
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.
Congrats, Gabby and Aly!