Beijing didn't go the way I planned and I would have liked to have performed a little bit better personally. After Beijing that is what stuck in my mind. I want a better Olympic finish.

- Alicia Sacramone

I had ridiculous amounts of energy. Mom's like, you're driving me crazy - do you want to try gymnastics? From the moment I started it, I loved it and it kind of was like storybook from there.

- Alicia Sacramone

When I was trying out for my first Olympics at 16, my family and coaches tried to regulate what I ate. But the stricter they got, the more I rebelled.

- Alicia Sacramone

I was terrified of vault, like literally I hated it. I had a fear of running as fast as I could at a solid object, which is I think a normal fear to have because nobody would really want to do that. Once I got over the fear of running into the table I just kind of relaxed and now it's like autopilot. I love it.

- Alicia Sacramone

Growing up I definitely looked up to Dominique Moceanu. She was my favorite gymnast and she was on that '96 Olympic team. She was always so fun to watch. I kind of wanted to model my career after hers.

- Alicia Sacramone

When you make mistakes during routines, it's not easy getting through them.

- Alicia Sacramone

I love chocolate. I like milk and dark chocolate, but definitely not white.

- Alicia Sacramone

During the week I have workout every day from 9 to noon, then I get to rest, then back to the gym from 4:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.

- Alicia Sacramone

I really want to go back to school and finish up my sociology degree.

- Alicia Sacramone

And I want a gold medal more than anything. I just want a gold medal, so that's been pushing me forward.

- Alicia Sacramone