Kelly & Michael: Jordyn Wieber & Aly Raisman
This summer, all eyes were on the London 2012 Olympics, and the US Women’s Gymnastics team was making us proud. Gold medal winners Jordyn Wieber and Aly Raisman joined Kelly & Michael to reflect on their spectacular summer.
“It’s really an undescribable feeling, just having that gold medal around your neck, and especially winning the team gold,” Jordyn Wieber said. “It was just an amazing experience.”
Later this week, Aly Raisman said she and Jordan will be presenting in surprise outfits at the MTV Video Music Awards, airing Thursday, September 6 2012.
Live With Kelly & Michael: Olympic Sacrifices
Kelly said that teen Olympic athletes must have to give up a lot of social time to train and practice. But Jordyn said both of them got to go to prom, despite missing out on some other teen experiences.
“I never got to the point where I just wanted to quit. I always had that dream of the Olympics in the back of my mind,” she said.
“I think we both kind of were really lucky, ‘cause we both got to go to school and got the social life,” Aly said. “But we also got to be Olympic gymnasts, so we got that balance.”
The girls said they trained about seven hours daily, in addition to their class work as high school students. They said it can be mentally tough.
2012 Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions
For their next trick, the girls are hitting the road with the Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions, kicking off September 8 2012. They’ll be traveling to 40 US cities, and you can find a local source for tickets when the group will be near you.
Kelly & Jordyn Vs Michael & Aly: Challenge with the Champions
All this week, Kelly and Michael will be taking on athletic champions, and they started with Aly and Jordan in a balance beam contest. Michael partnered with Aly, while Jordyn got stuck with Kelly. Maybe those couch backflips will come in handy?
The pairs competed to transport eggs across a balance beam, balanced on a spoon held in a team member’s mouth. Naturally, the gymnasts were great at this, and Michael had decent speed. Kelly was a little slow (I’m pretty sure the other team lapped her least least once), but she managed not to drop any eggs.
When the results were tallied, it turned out to be a tie. Each team transported a baker’s dozen, or 13 eggs, in the time allotted. The Team USA gymnasts presented Kelly & Michael with festive medals to wrap up their first show together.