Team USA’s Fierce Five Talk Winning Gymnastics Gold
First Published: August 1, 2012 4:55 PM EDT Credit: Getty Premium
LONDON, England -- Team USA’s Fierce Five — Gabrielle Douglas, Alexandra Raisman, Jordyn Wieber, Kyla Ross and McKayla Maroney – brought home the first women’s team gymnastics gold since 1996 on Tuesday night and Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush was on the scene in London after their big win.
Despite the pressure going in, the girls had a plan to shake the stress of the historic night.
“We just pushed away the pressure and did our jobs and just had to have fun with it,” McKayla said.
For Jordyn, the night was particularly hard after not making the all-around and event finals, but she pushed through with the help of her fellow gymnasts.
“The support of all my teammates helping me through it and just mentally turning it around for this team [is how bounced back], because I knew I had to,” she told Billy. “I had an important job to do yesterday to help out Team USA and to just mentally turn it around to help with this gold medal was amazing.”
In addition to her whole team’s support, one teammate was particularly helpful to Jordyn.
“McKayla talked me through it,” Jordyn explained. “She definitely was there for me, a lot, so she understands.”
But when it came to revealing what she shared with her teammate, McKayla stayed mum.
“That’s between me and her,” she told Billy with a laugh.
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-- Jesse Spero
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