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With literature, sometimes a book is presented in the media as being say, a Muslim story or an African story, when essentially it’s a universal…
My parents- they’ve been my biggest influences and supporters since day one. They teach me every day that happiness comes from within and not from…
I was able to do Classics, the U.S. national championships and the Pan American Games and feel like I improved with each meet, but I…
I missed being considered an athlete and having that competitive drive, and missed having something to work for every day. I’d taken two and a…
Every year I just kept going back to gymnastics, but I didn’t start out training 10 hours a day. When I turned 10 or 11,…
A typical practice consists of practicing every event for about an hour. A lot of people assume I have private coaching, but I work out…
When I was younger, my coach, Liang Chow, made all the decisions. I would go to the gym for practice, do exactly what Chow told…
To have any doubt in your body is the biggest weakness an athlete can have. There are times when I physically can’t get myself to…
It’s about putting in the hours and going through the paces.
Something my mom taught me when I was little is that everything happens for a reason.
It sounds funny, but the 2008 Olympics were something that just kind of happened, and I was lucky they came at a point when I…
I’ve never had a teammate competing with me my whole life.
I want to go to college, obviously go to London and just kind of figure out the rest of my life.
I usually work out 4 hours a day during the week and 5 to 6 hours on Saturday, with Sundays off.
I started taking gymnastic classes when I was 3 years old.
I pay attention to my diet to be a healthier gymnast, but I’m not obsessive over it.
I need to learn how to face challenges.
I have a chaperone everywhere I go – my mom.
I know how much more I need to do to be where I want.
I get less and less sleep these days, so when I have any down time all I want to do is sleep!
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