Aly Raisman on How the Final Five Should Be Remembered & Gabby Douglas Talks Criticism


alyraisman-aeropostale-082416Olympic Gold Medalist Aly Raisman shows off her USA t-shirt at her Aeropostale meet and greet in New York on Wednesday.

The 22-year-old gymnast and member of the Final Five appeared at the store to promote Aeropostale’s line of seriously stretchy jeans. She not only signed autographs, but spent a few hours taking photos with fans.

Aly and her Final Five teammates have had a busy few days of press in NYC and when they sat down with Sports Illustrated, she spoke on how she wants the 2016 US Women’s Gymnastics Team to be remembered. “I hope that we are remembered by our good sportsmanship and our friendship on the floor. I think that’s like really what the Olympics is all about. I think sometimes like everyone gets wrapped up in the gold medals and everything and while that’s incredible and we’re so happy that we won, I think the most important thing at the end of the day is being a good person and being good teammates. I hope people saw that at home.” Very well said Aly!

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During the interview, Gabby Douglas also opened up about the unfair criticism she received during the Olympics. “I was kind of caught off guard…and it was a little bit hurtful,” Gabby said. “You just have to ride above the storm.” We have to say, we’re so proud of Gabby and the way she has handled herself. These ladies are truly role models.

Watch more interview highlights with the Final Five below and here. Don’t forget, you can see the ladies on tour starting next month on the Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions.