What Advice Did Shawn Johnson Have For Team USA Gymnasts? [AUDIO]

August 8, 2012 7:15 am

Coca-Cola 8-Pack of Athletes supporter and recently retired Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson called in to “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” on Wednesday to talk about Team USA winning the gold, explains how Aly Raisman won the bronze, and tells us what advice she had for the team.

Did Shawn Give The Girls on Team USA Any Advice?
“They keep them pretty locked up. So, I couldn’t get a hold of them, but I talked to the team as soon as the team finals were over…Just congratulating them and telling them to stay focused, because it’s not over yet. I was in the stands watching and I just wanted so badly to go down there and hug them,” Shawn tells us.

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On Team USA Winning Gold:
“It’s almost surreal to watch, because it’s been so anticipated and hyped up for so long. The Team gold, it’s almost like we felt like we could never get it again and we finally did, it’s watching history in the making. I couldn’t be prouder.”

Gabby Douglas & Aly Raisman Compete in All-Around Finals

Shawn Explains How Aly Raisman Won Bronze:
Aly Raisman originally came in fourth place after struggling on the beam. So, Shawn explains how Aly took home the bronze medal. “You can inquire a score if for some reason you don’t feel it’s correct and you can inquire about a difficulty. There’s two different panels one that judges her mistakes and then one that adds up her difficulty. If the athlete thinks their difficulty has been not added correctly they can inquire, which could potentially raise the score. So, that’s what she did. Then when you tie, the way they determine who gets the medal and who goes down is they look at the execution score and whoever is higher, then that person gets the medal.”

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