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President Obama Shows off His Skills With the US Gymnastics Team

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These women continue to crush it

I’m supposed to love football because I live in New Orleans, but I know absolutely nothing about football. In fact, I don’t care for most sports. Except women’s gymnastics. Then it’s on. The fact that it takes super full-body strength, cat-like balancing, and beautiful ballet makes my heart pound when they go to stick landings. Once a sport dominated by Russia and Ukraine, America has taken home multiple Olympic gold medals from this year’s Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. So what does President Obama have to do with that?


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Teamwork Made the Dream Work


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Aly Raisman, Madison Kocian, Gabrielle Douglas, Simone Biles, and Laurie Hernandez all rocked their performances during the Summer Games in August. With a strong team that truly supported each other, they went on to win the gold medal for All-Around Team. Not to mention Simone Biles severely crushing everyone else to become the best all-around gymnastic.



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Back during 2012 Summer Olympics, who could forget McKayla Maroney dropping the ball on her vault, when she was expected far and away to win the gold. She stood on the podium for her silver medal, she was obviously trying to contain her frustration, disappointment and anger: which resulted in a her mouth turning crooked and pursed. She quickly became a meme and even shared her famous face in a photo with President Obama, showing that they both have a great sense of humor.