Two-time Olympian Aly Raisman has gained a loyal fan following through her high-flying gymnastics, engaging personality and tremendous work ethic. In fact, she was voted Favorite American Female Gymnast in our 2016 Readers’ Choice Survey (December 2016 issue feature).

At the 2016 Olympics, Raisman sailed to silver in the All-around, behind teammate and good friend, Simone Biles. Raisman’s path to a second Olympics wasn’t easy, but her determined spirit paved the way. In this Audio Clip, we rewind back to the 2016 P&G Championships where Raisman talked about working toward a return trip to the Games, her Aeropostale ad campaign and her training philosophy. “I think that when you’re too hard on yourself and you want it almost, like, too badly, then it just makes you crazy,” Raisman says. “There’s a fine line between over- training and training right and then wanting to win and wanting to win too badly, so you gotta find that balance. “

Check out Raisman’s perspective as she chatted with reporters at the 2016 P&G Championships…

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Anna Rose Johnson writes about women’s artistic and rhythmic gymnastics. She loves Whippets, brownies, and full-twisting double layouts. Her writing portfolio can be viewed at: https://annarosejohnson.contently.com