Aly Raisman: I ‘almost flipped a table’ to meet Usain Bolt

Aly Raisman: I 'almost flipped a table' to meet Usain Bolt

Aly Raisman at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials

Aly Raisman hasn’t even competed in Rio yet and her Olympic dream has come true: she got to talk to Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt.

Before Raisman was named to the 2016 U.S. Olympic gymnastics team, the 2012 Olympian stated that she’ll be on a mission come August. “We never got to meet Usain Bolt” in London, she said, “so we will find him this time!”

Last night at dinner, Raisman and her teammates on the U.S. women’s gymnastics team got their chance when they spotted Bolt in the dining hall at the Athletes Village. 

Raisman says she was the most excited to meet Bolt, followed by 2012 Olympic champion Gabby Douglas. 

Simone Biles took a slightly more relaxed approach. After all, with three consecutive all-around wins at the world championships, Biles is basically the Bolt of her sport. 

Madison Kocian showed her excitement in emoji’s.

Even Biles’ coach, Aimee Boorman, snuck a quick picture of Bolt.

Later that night, the women’s gymnastics team hung out with another Olympic legend, swimmer Michael Phelps.
The U.S. women will practice their Olympic routines today at 4:30 p.m. ET in podium training, which will be livestreamed here. 

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