Doing your best is more important than being the best.
Other people may not have had high expectations for me... but I had high expectations for myself.
Face each day with the expectation of achieving good, rather than the dread of falling short.
Everyone gets scared, and everyone falls. The key is to get right back up and try again.
Gymnastics uses every single part of your body, every little tiny muscle that you never even knew.
Gymnastics is a lot like life. You don't become an Elite gymnast by bickering and having a negative attitude. You have to be positive to get to that level.
When I go in to compete, whether it's gymnastics or anything else, I do my own thing. I compete with myself.
I'm a competitor. I really enjoyed the race more than just going out and running to run
It's important to have a plan, a big picture. You can deviate from it or change it completely, but it gives you something to work for.
At the Olympics, you there to do a job. I feel you should take it seriously. You should be respectful. You are putting on the red-white-and-blue and going out there to perform for your country.
Gymnastics is the type of sport where you can't take something that gives you more energy. Something may be great for the vault, but then you have the bars after it and you have to be more sedate for that.
It's amazing to me that they're cutting physical education programs in the school systems
I think it's really important to look at the big picture instead of just one competition
In gymnastics, the longest routine you do is a minute and a half, and that's pretty tough to get through
I'm coming up on 30. There are other things that I want to pursue outside of just performing
Floor exercise, the longest you run is two or three steps. In the vault, it's not a whole lot more than that.
For the most part I'll probably do floor exercise and balance beam. Those are the two things that I do.
Charles Barkley was a big teddy bear.
I don't think I have the mileage on me to really complain of any injuries yet.
I got into law school to supplement my business background. I'm not planning to practice law.
There's not a whole lot of events out there on television, especially in the years between Olympic Games.
I share Len Saunders’ concerns about childhood obesity and getting kids to be active beginning at an early age.
I love performing in front of an audience and seeing smiles on the kids' faces.
I was always athletic and I could do a lot of things
The rate of childhood obesity is just ridiculous. Anytime I can get involved with teaching them how to get physical exercise, I want to help in any way possible
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