USA gymnasts shine more than their medals

Published On August 16, 2012 | By Stephanie Silva

The USA women’s gymnastics team, the self-proclaimed “Fierce Five”, are quickly becoming America’s darlings. Now that the Olympics are over, the young women have been appearing on our televisions in a whole new light.

African-American gold medalist Gabby Douglas sat beside First Lady Michelle Obama on Jay Leno‘s “Tonight Show” to discuss life after the Olympics. She admitted to indulging in a McMuffin once the Games were over to which Obama replied, “Gabby, you’re setting me back!” The First Lady is an active advocate for healthy eating but she was only teasing. The poise and confidence during Douglas’ interview was the same in which she conquered the competition in London. Dressed in a gold skirt, everything about her was shining.

McKayla Maroney took the reigns of David Letterman‘s “Late Show”, with sassy retorts to all of Dave’s questions. When confronted about her famous “not impressed” face, the one that was caught on camera after she failed to win gold in the vault competition, she wittily replied, “It is funny.” The comment was followed by all five girls showcasing “the face” amidst lots of giggles.

The young ladies of America rounded out the mid-week with live weather forecast readings of their hometown on “The Today Show” with Al Roker. The different personalities shone through and it’s obvious that their chemistry is what helped deliver a gold medal team.

On every television appearance, all five of the girls declared their hopes to compete in the 2016 Rio Games. If they continue to be as fierce as they proved in London, there is a high chance we will be seeing more of these fierce American teens.

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