I've never been cocky. Even right now I don't like to talk about the Olympics.

- Aly Raisman

I feel like I'm really blessed and lucky that I have a very good social life outside of the gym, and I have a really amazing family. My parents are so supportive. I have a younger brother and two younger sisters, and they're really awesome. So I feel like I get the best of both worlds.

- Aly Raisman

I was always really inspired by watching the older girls competing, just seeing other Olympians do great things, and I just really wanted to be a part of that whole experience. And to be able to represent USA was always a goal of mine.

- Aly Raisman

When I first turned elite in gymnastics, when I was 14, that's when I really became more inspired than ever. I just always kept that in the back of my mind, and always thought about making the 2012 team.

- Aly Raisman

I was so happy to go to prom so I could have a mental break because I've been working so hard. It felt so good to feel normal for once, and then the next day, I was in the gym again.

- Aly Raisman

My school friends are really understanding and still want to hang out with me. Ever since I was in sixth grade, I was at the gym every day to work out while my friends were getting their nails done or going to the mall. I used to feel left out, but I don't anymore.

- Aly Raisman

I was two years old when my mom put me in mommy and me classes. I always had a lot of energy so it was the perfect fit!

- Aly Raisman

I just stay focused, and I always think about gymnastics. I am just doing what I always do... working really hard and pushing myself to the maximum and keeping myself motivated.

- Aly Raisman

Gymnastics is my whole life, and I dream of going to the Olympics and being a world champ.

- Aly Raisman

I like Princess Kate. I think her style is really great. She's really, really classy and always really sophisticated.

- Aly Raisman