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There were sixty -- -- In the ballpark.
Once again all eyes every one in the staring.
Crack on the golf caddy Douglas won gold she'd win two.
And I'll walk away as one of the premier stars of this very successful Olympic Games in London -- golden glory is the name her book in her life.
Which he's still very young try to biography but she's already been through so much might -- of faith -- we welcome welcome back I should say was -- caught up to you.
Via satellite one time on this very -- and to -- I think he has -- -- you'll open up with your book and a very compelling part of the story that a lot of people non elite athletes like yourself can really do.
I want to quit.
In your case your world champion you wanna be an Olympic gold medalist in -- -- on the threshold months away -- I wanna quit.
You open up there why do you think that's an important part to open up your life story.
I think and I made about a little bit more interesting thing what why -- wanna quit you know I want morning just every good but I -- -- as -- of the book critical of glory and I want to quit because I was very homesick my family can Iowa and -- meet the Christmas and not myself fast so there already -- packed and the Betsy Virginia and I want to go with them.
Did you text there he texted -- that you're gonna quit and it why did it.
Texan I typed up a text message -- I found and I saved it and one of my notes and I.
She and she when she went ballistic yes she did because she is sacrificed a lot for you to get their talk about which -- -- sacrifice.
Your talent and your drive to be Olympic champions.
She sacrificed so much and that she's -- there with -- -- of writing me and men -- pretty much sacrifice I can't -- thing.
In order for you to get there because you -- act as a kid you're sick infant.
Right you -- blood disease when you were born.
And you have financial straits like your fear you had to live in the back of -- venue throughout the seats in the back any -- sleep there.
Yeah it was very hard but I really don't remember act as much.
Because I was very young and my mother and my -- -- -- Tell me the stories and has my motivation but we went to ally and sacrifice of laughter.
We'll let you know -- -- cynical and the and they -- end result is you feel like everybody one goal like your family is so when you corner and they've been through so much.
You feel like you're actually not competing with with your family out there.
I felt like my family was out there with me on the floor act.
It was so amazing to them that make it's Monday and and make it tomorrow.
You know most competition and and it was the Atlantic so I'm so glad that they -- register me aren't supporting me.
And I was very happy and Stephanie important to have that support behind duties for them to be -- the way.
And as Gabby Douglas got interest did in gymnastics because you watch your sister you sister saw your ability just doing and springs around the house.
-- -- Yeah -- doing cartwheels and splits and my sister taught me and the week I was just teaching myself new scales and -- -- cart wheels I was she sounds like stretching like -- -- on catches and that messes like Nancy so flexible -- should matter in and moms they now but after Atlanta.
My friend -- and what is the impact to dominate dogs have for you and the possibility of -- -- how did that make your reality.
She was my role -- -- -- I loved her and I'm so glad that that -- he had because she's a wonderful person and I remember watching her not on your habits as I was like -- like one but.
I made Google -- -- used to her and I watch your videos and she so dynamic I mean the timing passes in her bars was connected actors go after skills I'm really admire her ex.
-- -- -- -- -- -- Is that is that make a difference.
Like this style and grace where it not necessarily the same style as you correct.
Yeah and I mean everyone has a different -- and if techniques.
Right she also went to Broadway in -- I believe -- -- Broadway for a little while doing some stuff.
-- You did our show at these who's promoting it but I'd get leads -- to -- sit in the stands out is it as an African American is -- many African Americans in gymnastics.
Why do you think that -- I'm Justin -- needs to exist as an example I don't think there's.
A lot of African Americans.
This four time I think of financial reasons because I just remembered as having an a hard time -- my mom two week.
Just -- -- time its financial arm problems and money was that always had three -- money list tiny.
Me I -- them and you -- working two -- to send her little daughter away.
To to host family in order to train in a different state.
For you to reach your potential as a gymnast who knew knew where you -- go.
I mean I can't imagine that was somebody who's a well -- parent or well off family.
There's so much I thought when I we won't go it go man I can't even imagine the pressure because of which you month sacrifice to get to -- here.
Why was the voice in your head that's saying.
Don't screw up every -- sacrifice my Brothers and sisters -- sacrifice for me my mom has worked double shifts from me.
What why was -- voicing your head not they -- or was it there.
-- -- -- -- Well he can't think that way because he think that way it -- a mess up -- -- I am thinking.
And aunts and sent my son are so much and what if I mess up on -- on down I mean you just cannot think that way because that's net negative energy and you're -- -- like under stress you know I have to do this but if I -- -- exercise -- some need then.
I am completely got a mess up so all I have to think as.
I've been doing this and the gem for so long -- -- -- -- teens -- -- doing in the gym and bring them to the competitions learn.
Around the country people listening to you right now -- in the they saw what you accomplished within -- clear of what your schedule is like a genius to understand.
But could you tell me an average day leading up to the Olympics for it training with USA that.
It's five months away tell me what you get -- of the morning with time.
It and I like it was Phyllis Monday I get -- back nine at -- Tuesday out -- about like eight to -- -- in the morning how would you practice.
1 morning an hour and a -- just like -- conditioning and -- I need to right thigh and then in the acting I did for lack.
Sometimes -- half go to school.
I'm home -- and so you would just go somewhere else to go home school actually how to do it at home.
But -- at home and as an -- on the -- has -- how me and I have.
That online program so if I ever need help but it's got them or email them so they -- out.
Both schools working as I said the CU on television and I said TI I would say to.
My wife and I was watching you as in fiscal could be college professor.
Because the way you handled yourself thinking yeah now -- you've got to write again and compete for Rio correct yes now -- when he had to go back for that.
Get back to -- partly -- Can you give better.
-- and how much better the same coaches the same way at what way we're do you see holes in your game.
Same coaches and I -- explain it because his neck he could -- and its violent.
I -- was doing a lot of upgrades for the Olympics.
Glad I made me challenges to -- it matches to be on the safe -- I still had you -- -- did difficulty but.
Recent -- risk putting it in his -- from me now.
Not maybe I'm comfortable and a little more pressure -- to.
Focused too much UNESCO also -- a lot of upgrades out of my -- sell IE.
So that you semi now and it's there and win was next and we could see -- -- action.
The EC championships -- it all depends on.
What I -- Cheney and how much has progressed and just go back in shape and Gabby would you want people to take away from the story I'm not -- is -- -- private preschool and and glory to be inspired and motivated out of them to know that you can do you.
Anything you set your mind CEO and no matter what nationality are all are how much money have it doesn't really matter because I'm taking -- as an example.
I -- you had a lot to overcome and a lot of circumstances.
That overcame and that's possible is very possible I have to do as -- Lean right and how much having -- -- the more you think about it bill do you get do you have more more respect for your mom and which he said -- period.
More and more and more respect my mom that so much he has -- of -- I mean just let me go to Iowa.
Financial problems and she fives and five and can't playing for me to achieve my -- and so -- -- each day at a -- spent there.
Right and you get your brother watching you backing the oldest sister is a role model.
So I mean you certainly have a lot going fully utilized it and that they and the best is yet to come right it's yet I can't wait to see the sequel to -- -- hour.
Could save Portillo -- the real Alley at vital it is a poster included his -- -- there.
I go out and get his book what a great Christmas gift this would be coming up next Michael Goodwin also great teams.
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