We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.
Victory is sweetest when you've known defeat.
Never mind what others do; do better than yourself, beat your own record from day to day, and you are a success.
The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
If you believe you can get through an injury and fight back, and you really love gymnastics enough, you can get through it.
Finally I almost dropped gymnastics because I couldn't live without create, and you know, and then, all public in the world start to say, we don't want to see gymnastics without Olga.
We typically don't choose our athletes until about a month prior to the Games because anything can happen.
After 13 years of hard landings in gymnastics, one ski run had delivered the biggest injury of my career.
Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
I'm doing four hours of gymnastics training a day, six days a week and then an extra two to three hours in a fitness center as well.
In gymnastics, you have to be perfect every step along the way.
My approach to gymnastics in Beijing was heavily based on the amount of difficulty I could do.
How many people in the world is, each of them is individual. And I like to eat bread, somebody don't like that. You know this is the same in gymnastics.
There will be mistakes and there will be falters. There will be things that are not a part of your plan. See the challenges in your life and accept them and embrace them.
I want to bring more gymnastics on television.
Gymnastics uses every single part of your body, every little tiny muscle that you never even knew.
My message is to never quit, never give up. When you have a little trouble here and there, just keep fighting. In the end, it will pay off.
The harder we work now, the easier it will be later.
If you want to take it up a step and aim to become a competitive gymnast, you have to be mentally strong and prepared to take on the workload of going to the gym every day, rain or shine.
I think about my goals. There were a lot of times in gymnastics when I really didn't want to go in and train, but you can't make it to the Olympics if you don't train!
In gymnastics, the longest routine you do is a minute and a half, and that's pretty tough to get through
Go into the sport because you have fun doing it, not because of 'what ifs' and dreams of gold medals. That way, no matter what happens, you win.
I'm really good at gymnastics, and that's about it.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
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