At a recent photo shoot for the 2013 catalog featuring women's competitive gymnastics leotards, GK had the chance to sit & chat with Kyla Ross, member of the gold medal winning "Fierce Five" Women's Gymnastics Team.
GK: Congrats on bringing home Gold for Team USA! What was it like to represent Team USA in London?
Kyla: Getting to go out there and compete, not only for yourself, but for Team USA, was such an honor, knowing that everyone is supporting you. We didn’t even realize until we got home how many people were watching the Olympics, supporting us, and cheering us on. It was a huge deal.
GK: How has your life changed now that you’re an Olympian?
Kyla: The first few months when I got back were kind of hectic. We were doing so much and going so many places. But now, it’s kind of cooled down and I’ve been back to school and back in the gym training.
GK: You’ve had so many great experiences since London, what was your most memorable?
Kyla: Definitely, meeting President Obama was a huge honor! It was amazing to be in the oval office and see everything and to be able to meet the President.
GK: Now that the Olympics are over, what are you focused on?
Kyla: I am focused on training and I’m looking forward to competing this season and hopefully bringing something new to the table.
GK: So, do you plan to compete next season at Championships?
Kyla: Yes, I’m planning on competing in championships and getting out there with everyone else, enjoy it, and do my best.
GK: What advice would you give to your fans?
Kyla: To all my fans, I would say to reach your goals, you always have to focus and do your best. Some days might be tough, but you just have to keep training hard in the gym and be dedicated to your sport.
GK wishes Kyla the best of luck this gymnastics season. Stay tuned to the GK Gymnastics Blog for announcements regarding the 2013 Women's Competitive Catalog. There's still time to shop the 2012 Catalog here.
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