When I first turned elite in gymnastics, when I was 14, that's when I really became more inspired than ever. I just always kept that in the back of my mind, and always thought about making the 2012 team.

-Aly Raisman
Aly Raisman

I was two years old when my mom put me in mommy and me classes. I always had a lot of energy so it was the perfect fit!

Aly Raisman
I've never been cocky. Even right now I don't like to talk about the Olympics. Aly Raisma
Aly Raisman

My school friends are really understanding and still want to hang out with me. Ever since I was in sixth grade, I was at the gym every day to work out while my friends were getting their nails done or going to the mall. I used to feel left out, but I don't anymore.

Aly Raisman
Gymnastics is my whole life, and I dream of going to the Olympics and being a world champ.
Aly Raisman

You have to remember that the hard days are what make you stronger. The bad days make you realize what a good day is. If you never had any bad days, you would never have that sense of accomplishment!

Aly Raisman
I feel like I'm really blessed and lucky that I have a very good social life outside of the gym, and I have a really amazing family. My parents are so supportive. I have a younger brother and two younger sisters, and they're really awesome. So I feel like I get the best of both worlds.
Aly Raisman

There's nothing better than going out there and seeing USA on your leotard.

Aly Raisman
When I first turned elite in gymnastics, when I was 14, that's when I really became more inspired than ever. I just always kept that in the back of my mind, and always thought about making the 2012 team.
Aly Raisman

I think imperfection is beauty. 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.

Aly Raisman
I really like the retro look. My regular clothing, I like to always keep it classy and I like to kind of be more dressed up more of the time. I'm not really someone you see in sweatpants a lot.