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21.09.2018 01:36
ory (again) in Rio. Four years after becoming the first black woman to capture the individual all-around gold medal, Douglas and Antworten

Gabby Douglas made Olympic history (again) in Rio. Four years after becoming the first black woman to capture the individual all-around gold medal, Douglas and teammate Aly Raisman became the first two American gymnasts to win gold in back-to-back Olympic Games.Even without her trip to Rio, the 20-year-old would have gone down as one of the best ever. With a host of endorsement deals, a best-selling book, a Lifetime biopic and even her own Barbie doll, Douglas legacy was set. But, despite the immense weight of expectations, she fought for another chance to compete at the highest level. Her reward? A spot on one of the greatest American gymnastics squads of all time.Douglas admits the experience had its highs and lows, thanks to the bullying she faced on social media. She also wouldnt trade her experience as part of the Final Five for anything. In between promotional appearances, she talked to us about her crazy schedule, her mentality post-Rio and her thoughts on Tokyo in 2020.Rio was amazing, but its nice to be finished. It was a really incredible experience to go back to the Olympics for a second time, even with some of the struggles I had while I was there. Of course, it was nice to get some merchandise (a gold medal!). As far as the competition goes, I wanted to be a little bit better, but thats something I have to accept.Mentally and physically, theres definitely some relief that its over. All the hype, the nerves, the pressure -- its a lot. Afterward, everyone is like, Woo! Time to relax. I seriously think I had pizza, fries and ice cream for a solid week when I got home. I even put fries on my pizza! Youve got to splurge sometimes, especially as an athlete.Ive done a lot of thinking since coming back from Rio. While I was there, I went through a really hard time in competition and on social media. For a little while, I lost sight of everything positive. Here I was, an all-around champion on another winning team, and I wasnt focusing on that because people were being so gross.Since then Ive realized that I have to pardon their comments because they just have no idea. They dont understand. Sometimes you have to step back and say, What did you do to defy odds today? Not many people get to experience the Olympics, go back a second time, and leave with medals around their neck.Social media isnt all bad. I was so grateful for the hashtag Leslie Jones started: #LOVE4GABBYUSA. She experienced some of the same things that I did with online bullying. People can be so mean! After Leslie tweeted that hashtag, people like Kerry Washington, NeNe Leakes and Sanya Richards-Ross stood behind me and gave me a whole lot of love.And they werent the only ones. When I got back, people would come up to me and tell me not to worry about the haters. They would say things like, Youre amazing. Youre flawless. That really helped me get out of my funk.I spent time in the emergency room soon after the Olympics. I had a cyst in my mouth that was causing terrible pain. Not only did I have to get it removed, but I missed joining the rest of the team at the MTV Video Music Awards. Afterward, everyone was like, Beyoncé! Beyoncé! OK, Im not trying to brag here, but I did get to meet her during the NBA All-Star Weekend in 2013. She pulled me into her circle, Jay Z was there, and she even told me how inspirational I was. I guess that made it a little easier to miss the VMAs.Not long after the cyst put me in the hospital, I had to get my wisdom teeth removed, too. No fun! Im just incredibly glad that my mouth issues werent a problem in Rio. That would have been miserable.There hasnt been much time to unwind. In fact, Ive only spent about a week at home since I got back from Rio. Our appearance and sponsor schedules are fun, but also pretty grueling. During the Kelloggs Tour, we traveled to so many cities that I would wake up and say, Where am I? Whats going on? Whats my name?Early-morning and red-eye flights are far from my favorite things, but the fans kept us going. We got to give them more than a wave and a smile as part of the tour, which I loved. Wed do meet-and-greets and really get to talk to people.I never would have thought Id be in the position Im in today. I dont think it has really sunk in yet. As a gymnast, my mind is trained to move on to the next competition or the next event. One day Im going to look back at the memorabilia and medals I have in my living room at home and say, Wow, that was pretty amazing.What do you mean, retirement? When people use that word, I pretty much laugh and say, Come on! Tokyo 2020! Dominique Dawes, my role model, went to three Olympics. Shes my inspiration. Right now, we just finished the tour and everyone is looking forward to some time off. My vacation to Tahiti is the next thing on my list. One step at a time! . Vettel, who has already clinched his fourth straight F1 title, enters the finale with a chance to equal Michael Schumachers 13 victories in a year and match the record of nine consecutive wins by Alberto Ascari in the 1952 and 1953 seasons. . It might not have mattered. While the Dodgers are preparing for the playoffs, the Padres showed their future has promise behind two rookies. . Self was acquired from the Buffalo Bandits in a trade for Alex Hill midway through last season, and made his debut in Rochester on March 16, 2013. .ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable. . Patrice Bergeron and Daniel Paille scored 20 seconds apart a few minutes after Stamkos was taken off the ice on a stretcher with a broken right leg, and the Bruins beat the Lightning 3-0 on Monday afternoon. DENVER -- Carlos Gonzalez cant ever remember hitting a ball any better or louder.Just a sweet sound coming off the bat, he said.The smooth-swinging slugger hit a three-run homer to break a scoreless tie in the sixth inning, Chad Bettis threw efficiently into the seventh and the Colorado Rockies beat the Atlanta Braves 7-3 on Thursday night.Gonzalez drilled a 97 mph fastball from Mike Foltynewicz (3-4) over the fence in right-center. It was Gonzalezs 20th homer of the season and first since participating in the All-Star Home Run Derby.I knew I was going to get one pitch the whole night. That was it, Gonzalez said. Im glad I didnt miss it. I didnt waste that great outing that Bettis was throwing.Bettis (8-6) was in command all night thanks to his curveball. The right-hander allowed one run over 6 2/3 innings. He was cruising through Atlantas lineup until hitting a bump in the seventh when he gave up an RBI double to A.J. Pierzynski.I really liked the way he used his curveball, Rockies manager Walt Weiss explained. Got a lot of strikes and outs with it.Trailing 7-1 in the ninth, the Braves scored twice before the Rockies brought in closer Carlos Estevez with two outs. He got Jace Peterson to roll out to end the game and earn his seventh save.The Rockies have won seven straight over Atlanta at Coors Field.Foltynewicz was both electric and erratic in 5 2/3 innings. He didnt allow a hit until DJ LeMahieus leadoff single in the fourth and struck out five. He walked five.His most costly mistake was the fastball to Gonzalez, who has six seasons with at least 20 homers.You cant fall behind one of the best fastball hitters in the game, Foltynewicz conceded. He was waiting on the inside fastball and he turned on it.Pinch-hitter Mark Reynolds added some insurance with a solo homer in the seventh that went an estimated 484 feet. It was his first pinch-hit homer in two years.He got it good, Weiss said. Pinch-hit homers are nice.There was a crazy play in the eighth with runners on second and third. On a single by Nick Hundley, Trevor Story scored easily but Daniel Descalso nearly collided with shortstop Errick Aybar as Descalso took off from second.dddddddddddd Descalso was thrown out at the plate, but Aybar was called for obstruction. Hundley was credited with one RBI and Aybar was given an error.Pierzynski was ejected on the play for what he said was kicking the ball toward the Rockies dugout.We needed a new ball. Ive done that 100 times over my career, Pierzynski explained. I wasnt looking at him. I didnt say anything to him.I apologized. Maybe I should have bent over and picked it up and rolled it over there?Anthony Recker replaced him and had an RBI double in the ninth, part of a two-run inning off Rockies reliever Jason Motte.TRAINERS ROOMBraves: OF Mallex Smith (broken left thumb) is swinging one-handed and doing some throwing. ... RHP Daniel Winkler (broken right elbow) isnt close to heading out for a rehab assignment, interim manager Brian Snitker said. Winkler is still going through long toss.Rockies: Backup C Tony Wolters wears a bandage on his chin after recently fouling off a bunt attempt in batting practice that struck him in the face. You cant teach stuff like that, Weiss joked. It didnt bother him as Wolters delivered a pinch-hit, RBI double in the eighth. ... Weiss said OF Gerardo Parra (sprained left ankle) is getting closer to a rehab assignment.CONTACTOF Nick Markakis went 32 straight plate appearances without swinging at a pitch and missing. That ended in the ninth when he swung at strike three. He finished 1 for 3.He has such a great eye at the plate, Snitker said. Hes one of the most disciplined hitters that Ive seen.REST DAY3B Nolan Arenado got a rare day off Thursday after struggling at the plate this month. He hasnt homered since July 5 at San Francisco.I run him out there pretty regularly. Hes very durable, Weiss said.UP NEXTThis certainly looks familiar: Jon Gray (5-4) and Julio Teheran (3-8) will face each other Friday night -- the second time in a week. The starters didnt figure into the decision during a 1-0 Atlanta win last Sunday. Cheap Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys China Nike NFL Jerseys China Discount NFL Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Wholesale China NFL Gear Stitched Jerseys Discount Jerseys Cheap NFL T-shirts Cheap Jerseys 2019 Black China NFL Jerseys Discount NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2020 ' ' '

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