While they both had already garnered hardware for themselves and their homeland of the United States, Michael Phelps and Gabby Douglas had grander hopes when it comes to winning medals at London's 2012 Olympic Summer Games.
You gotta love moms! U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte's sudden stardom left him no time to prepare his mother for the press.
Ike Lochte revealed to NBC's "Today Show" that the athlete doesn't have time for a relationship, adding, “He goes out on one-night stands. He’s not able to give fully to a relationship because he’s always on the go.”
Taking their place in Olympic history and in America's heart, the U.S. Women's gymnastics team won the gold medal in London yesterday (July 31).
The medal is the first gold for the U.S. in the event since the 1996 Atlanta Games. Aly Raisman, 18, Jordyn Wieber, 17, Gabby Douglas, 16, Kyla Ross, 15, and McKayla Maroney, 16, earned a score of 183.596 putting them way ahead of runners up Russia and Romania.
Leaving your family for weeks at a time would be hard for most teenagers, but it's all part of being an Olympian for 17-year-old U.S. swimmer Missy Franklin.
The gold medal winner hadn't seen her parents for three weeks, according to her mother D.A. Franklin. On Monday, Missy won the women's 100m backstroke in record time, just 14 minutes after her qualifying swim for the 200m freestyle finals.