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" My parents make sure we have everything we need so that we compete to the best of our abilities. "
" It's amazing that I can inspire little kids to know that you can be short or tall, and your body type doesn't matter because you can do anything. "
" We've always had each other's backs in and out of competition. We support each other the most because we're the only ones that know what it's like to go through what we do, and so we can't be more thankful for each other. We're like sisters. "
" For me to compete at the highest level, training and living a healthy lifestyle is an everyday focus for me, and I'm excited to be a part of the Everyday Awesome team! "
" We go to church on Sunday and then have family dinner. My mom usually cooks, and most of the time, it's protein and something else. She will ask us kids what we want! "
" Most people would focus on concentrating more, and I can't do that. It almost makes me overthink a lot of my things. I have to focus on not thinking. "
" Stay healthy, have fun with it, and embrace all the moments. Because anything can happen. "
" We strive for greatness. "
" I don't fear what will happen, but you just get ahead of yourself, like, 'Oh my gosh, I wish it would happen now.' "
" You can have fun and do well. Just let loose a bit. "
" Before a big event, I usually go to church and light a candle for St. Sebastian, who is the patron saint of athletes. "
" I don't necessarily have favorite brands. "
" I love competing. "
" I can only control what I do when I go compete. "
" I was built this way for a reason, so I'm going to use it. "
" My first experience with gymnastics was when I was in daycare. We took a field trip to a gym, and I was hooked. "
" If anybody has a bad day, they'll just come to my room because they know I'll bring out the positive in everything, or I'll make them laugh, or I'll be just crazy. "
" I think I'm teaching my teammates that they can still be successful while having fun and enjoying the moment rather than being a stone cold brick. "
" Growing up, it was kind of a struggle being small, since everyone would make fun of you - except for when it came to hide and seek: that's the only advantage I ever had! "
" That's what I love about how diverse our team is - we have such different body types, yet together, we build the best team there is. I think we're stronger together than individually. "
" I've never been to the Olympics, so I don't know what to expect. It's better for me, just like my first Worlds... My third Worlds, I knew what it was like, so I was like, 'Oh my goodness. But this is my first Olympics, and not knowing what to expect is good for me. "
" I was missing out on public school and going to the football games, prom or homecomings. But I've been to three World Championships... so I think it's like a win-win. "
" I feel like I'm small and mighty and pack a powerful punch, just like Tide PODS. "
" Everything is possible at any one competition. "
" I didn't really ever dream of going to the Olympics until after 2012. "
" I didn't get the high school opportunity, but it always worked out. "
" I guess I just have really tough skin. "
" The sport is called artistic gymnastics. So you do have to be a little bit of an actress. "
" I never thought about competing in the Olympic Games when I was growing up. "
" I'm very fortunate to have a coach that I got to stay with all this time. Every year the bond gets stronger and better, and we understand each other more. And it's like she can tell if I walk into the gym what kind of mood I'm in, what she has to fix for the practice I need, or how I'm feeling. "
" In the morning, I usually get up between 7:40 A.M. and 7:45 A.M., and then I'll brush my teeth, do my hair, and just throw on my leotard and my clothes and go to the kitchen. "