Gabby Douglas and Simone Biles chat with Today Show‘s Natalie Morales during the Road to Rio Tour event earlier in the week in New York City.
The two gymnasts and Olympic hopefuls opened up about the upcoming 2016 Rio Summer Olympics and the qualifying event coming up.
“It would mean the world, because I’ve worked so hard the past couple of years to be where I am. The Olympics… that’s a really special moment that we have to cherish forever,” Simone dished about making it to the team and the event this summer.
She added, “It’s a very exciting point in your life. There are no real words to describe it.”
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 is back on top!
The 20-year-old Olympian took home the title on Saturday afternoon (March 5) at the 2016 AT&T American Cup held at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Gabby totaled 60.165 points, just .466 over teammate Maggie Nichols in the competition. This is the same event that, four years ago, put her on the path to earn the Olympic all-around gold.
“I’m having like déjà vu,” Gabby told NBC’s Andrea Joyce afterwards.
Gabby is hoping to be on the Women’s Gymnastics Olympic Team again, but to do that, she’ll have to beat Simone Biles at the P&G Championships and Olympic trials this summer.
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Just JaredSimone Biles poses with teammate Gabby Douglas at the All-Around Final on day seven of the 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships at The SSE Hydro earlier in the week in Glasgow, Scotland.
The 18-year-old gymnast just broke every history record ever after grabbing another gold medal during day #10 of the competition.
Simone, currently, has 10 gold medals in all and set the record by a female for career gold medals at the world gymnastics championships after she won the balance beam and floor exercise.
The two gold medals, according to Team USA, gave her “14 total medals since she made her debut at the championships in 2013. She has won four gold medals at each of the last two world championships, more than any other country during that span.”
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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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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!
Bethany Hamilton meets up with Gabby Douglas on the orange carpet at the 2014 Kids’ Choice Sports Awards held at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles on Thursday evening (July 17).
The two athletes both picked up blimps at the inaugural show for Favorite Comeback Athlete (Bethany) and Best Female Athlete (Gabby).
Gabby and Bethany were also joined at the event by Bethany‘s husband, Adam Dirks, gymnast McKayla Maroney, singer Madison Beer, actress Amber Montana and The Boxtrolls‘s actor Isaac Hempstead-Wright.
FYI: Amber wore a Kenzo top, J Brand leather pants and Jimmy Choo heels. Isaac wore head-to-toe Emporio Armani with Gallant & Beau socks and a John Hardy wristband. Madison is wearing [BLANKNYC] Shortalls. Gabby is wearing Martin Katz jewelry.
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Audrey Whitby keeps close to her boyfriend actor Joey Bragg at the 2014 Kids’ Choice Sports Awards held at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles on Thursday evening (July 17).
The 18-year-old actress was also joined by The Thundermans‘ star Kira Kosarin and nominee Gabby Douglas.
“Nice moves! Looks like somebody’s ready to rock #KidsChoiceSports :)” Audrey tweeted with a fun Vine ahead of the show.
The 2014 Kids’ Choice Sports Awards, hosted by Michael Strahan, celebrates kids’ favorites in the sports world and will air TONIGHT @8PM ET/PT on Nickelodeon.
FYI: Audrey wore a Ted Baker dress, a Lauren Merkin bag, Steve Madden shoes and jewelry from Jewels, Melinda Maria and Sarah Chloe. Kira wore an Alexis romper, Charlotte Olympia shoes, a Lauren Merkin bag and jewelry from BaubleBar and Michael John.
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