Gold medal winner weighs in on this year's Olympics

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by Andrew Michalscheck

azfamily.com

Posted on July 16, 2012 at 2:00 PM

PHOENIX -- Some of the greatest athletes in the world will be in the United Kingdom later this month as the 2012 Summer Olympics get under way in London.

Amanda Borden, who won gold as a member of the 1996 gymnastics team, stopped by 3TV to weigh in on this year’s crop of Olympic gymnasts.

“Well we have a really strong team, there’s no doubt about it. There’s a good chance they could win gold again,” said Borden while discussing team U.S.A. “I think the main competition is going to be themselves.”

Borden believes there are several other teams capable of claiming the gold, particularly Romania, Russia, and China.

While she remains involved in gymnastics, Borden admits that the sport has changed since her time in the Olympics.

“Gymnastics has become a lot more difficult. They are doing tricks and skills that I am very thankful I don’t have to do,” said Borden. “But you know the bottom line is there’s a lot of things that don’t change. Being an elite gymnast takes a lot of discipline, dedication, a lot of time and commitment.”

Borden is currently working with the next young crop of gymnasts at her two Valley gyms, Gold Medal Gymnastics. For more information visit www.GoldMedalGym.com.
 

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