Aly Raisman Gets Drug Tested At Access Hollywood Live
First Published: May 16, 2013 3:26 PM EDT Credit: Access Hollywood
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Aly Raisman arrived at Access Hollywood Live with a surprise extra guest on Thursday – an official from the World Anti-Doping Agency, on hand to collect testing samples from the gymnast.
The Olympian/“Dancing with the Stars” finalist was forced to undergo a random drug test right here at our studios!
“I just drank a lot of water, so I’m normally pretty quick,” Aly told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover with a laugh, when asked how long the test (which includes a urine sample) would take.
The 18-year-old gymnast said the drop-in tests are “random,” but questioned their timing, as she’s about to compete in the “DWTS” Season 16 finale.
“It’s the World Anti-Doping Agency. They haven’t [tested me] since the Olympics, and they choose the finale week of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ to come!” she said. “Out of all the days since the Olympics, they choose like, the craziest week.”
Though inconvenient, Aly said she doesn’t mind the surprise tests.
“I’m clean, so I don’t have anything to worry about,” she said, adding that she’ll receive the results in “four to six weeks.”
As for her time on “Dancing,” Aly – who is paired with professional Mark Ballas – said she has learned a lot from her experience on the ABC reality dance competition.
“I feel a lot more confident. My toe point is better, I feel more graceful,” she shared. “And I feel like I’ve transformed for a girl into a woman.”
Aly is hoping her improved dance technique will give her an edge when she heads to the 2016 Olympics.
“Yes, I am in,” she said, when asked if she is going to compete in the next round of summer games. “That’s why [the drug tester] is here!”
Catch the “Dancing with the Stars” finals beginning Monday at 8/7c on ABC.
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