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Q&A bronze medal for the 2012 US men's gymnastics team and he's a 2011 national champion.
He's a high flying Cuban American.
-- label from Miami to now thank you so much for being -- I really appreciate it now for one Miami got I don't know I just SA.
Congratulations -- -- -- -- -- really proud of the how's life been since you've got that or piece of hardware.
Nonstop nonstop is basically since I go back and just.
Kept moving things.
You really are kind of just jump right -- this -- sort of celebrity in -- that if you could -- how's how's life like that to be walking around having people know you aren't.
It's it's unreal playing.
The gentlemen can really fuel -- stop -- -- congressional good.
Right right you know you've we talked a lot about -- -- you're on ESP embodies ship.
That's a pretty serious issue that people -- people can't pay attention to you -- just threw it all out there and yeah I mean.
You're okay with that kind of stuff -- yes yes very but and it.
Almost as funny like a lot of it will be asking -- what did you launching a violent when you got -- late.
Well when she heard she literally said oh yeah of course -- and make it the other foot and a -- issue not -- -- so when you talk about London.
What was the best experience -- besides obviously winning the -- had was less experienced -- that -- -- -- Tunneling embracing of me around all these different -- -- countries.
Those awesome -- you -- so when you've got to did you really wanted to -- kind of two groups of people to people Tyson Gay you re able to meet as a -- your -- right yeah I did I I got to meet him and he is a great guy where -- medium gratification in -- of any kind of -- today -- -- kind of back to -- went up to them and I'll think -- and over -- -- -- would you mind taking pictures and the like whatever we talked a little of those.
The losses and the other people what you wanted to meet so I hear was Cuban Americans are about to give incidences -- that was important for -- Why was that -- Foreign foreign Y -- like the -- you know and then it was honestly the only team ever that I hadn't met and -- -- -- like world championships and.
And like an American and I gave -- -- American League championships and I just never met anyone who's still competing for Cuba and it was great to be -- to -- different.
Boxes -- Track so I mean I mean I met a couple alone and those great because they're very embracing the very friend.
So you -- you brought a towel here this is my -- tell.
Yeah and how not -- how much -- Well armed and 20079.
My aunts one of them went to go by the Intel.
And the other ones are hostages get me at all because I just -- something that Brian -- went off.
And they button they brought me the exact same -- -- like more than a coincidence and one of them.
Broke so I just have the one now but I mean aids aids.
Develop into a much more than just like you telling you know like they keep as a figure of around they keep -- like.
In -- -- and in and in my leg.
If I focused and you know because otherwise -- get distracted away too easily and I'll be concentrating that oh my -- my time and they don't count this -- -- -- -- -- Rival athletes have a superstitions and elect Johnson yes but apparently worked the night you won for the all around for the bronze what.
Was up your mind obviously -- -- talking about the US team not being able to kind of bring back -- goal like somebody had expected or wanted.
Yeah arm -- -- team didn't you know we we didn't do the exact.
We don't have the exactly -- -- the we want.
It wasn't policy wasn't because we were nervous who weren't shaky you know weren't scared of anything we just.
Unfortunately had an off day you know I was I was like -- cliche as it sounds we've really just had an off take -- -- myself mid.
You know definitely.
There's no it was definitely -- redemption for that day you know like I.
I don't know like I felt like this and this wasn't only for me my coach -- like my family is also for the team also for the United States and also for the Latin community.
Minority is Latinos everybody is trying to become an athlete out there here there is a program out there -- Hilton scholarship program sort of help people that want to.
-- how does that help -- program work.
Well the program that's helping that -- -- that you associate now has.
It builds an honest -- -- an -- -- that's you know that the USA gymnastics is on and what it what they're doing they donated 250000.
To the USOC.
And it's for the Olympic training center for.
Anything that -- like -- pillows and sheets comforter is a -- is like -- any of the amenities.
And you know it's it's.
It's helping a lot officiated its Fisher I mean.
-- can you actually the ones that got me here to new York and I'm seeing I'm seeing -- and his beautiful beautiful homes around I'm very grateful for that.
So without Dan many of these athletes would not be living in the -- -- -- academic type of kind of care and attention that that they probably should be -- -- -- become.
US athletes probably now.
Talk about the Latin community your father who everybody knows around the world just as much as because they know you all it's -- -- -- -- you might be more fans to shift.
So -- -- -- alert you now for this he.
Cross the Rio Grande.
Probably he was a key was born -- -- -- Don't know that story nationally is news for the Cuban national team gymnastics and I think -- like one national teams that -- six -- sometimes something that.
Mom do you -- agents and then he got into -- one point and then stayed in Mexico.
And he met his dad went for a for the first time when he was like 25 and six.
Through five and then he.
Slammed the real -- in January and freezing cold the water and -- To come here to have to -- -- -- You were born in Cuba spousal support so the roots are really strong the Cuban American community now being in Florida -- Miami.
It's definitely a few minutes it's not that big of a deal right -- -- get.
But when you go out and you sort of see that you were brought up to this level right in the whole world saw sort of generally with the Cuban American.
Talk a little bit about what kind of power that may have.
There's humans all -- country -- of the world.
Yeah those definitely.
Thing to put on my back fizzles like it did motivate others didn't -- -- to know that.
Not only do make the American community supported me it was also like played the last three and only cute he says.
You know I am of his -- Both.
I'm just glad I was able to represent them the right -- And speaking of working hard you're gone for 2016.
Yes you know 2001.
I mean enough Sullivan -- well there's.
I don't doubt you'll be open and be pretty.
Yeah but how many -- -- exceeds one for sure that when -- what are you doing are you just keeps sticking with the -- anything that you and your father doing differently.
-- -- -- -- Probably just another we have that -- takes place the smell of being appealing to me like no like when it.
What it's like we we know I guess it'll be of the -- easier took to get the mindset in the right place so.
I'm blessed to know everybody thank you so much of beating -- man and go Miami go to the University of Miami.
Really -- think that's exactly tennis fans thanks again we'll ceases.