Today sat down with Aly Raisman for an interview about her run up to the 2016 Rio Olympics.
“I’ll be 22, I can just relax,” she said.
“I know I’ll have the rest of my life whenever I’m done with gymnastics to be able to do other things,” she said. “So right now it’s just important to put everything on hold and give everything I’ve got.”
This summer, whoever the five girls are that make the team — it’s probably going to be one of the older teams that USA has ever had. Gymnastics is, as people like to say, a young girl’s sport, but I think we’re definitely changing the dynamic of it. We’re proving people wrong and saying that you can do it.
What advice do you have for young athletes?
Listening to your body and listening to your gut is really important. Our generation is so into social media that sometimes people try to look for these secret answers online, and I think it’s just about listening to your body and doing whatever works for you.