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US Aly Raisman was featured recently on ESPN Body Issue. The 21 year old gymnast opened up about her body and what she hopes to be her second Olympic games.

"I've never had an eating disorder, and I'm proud of that. I think gymnastics in the past had a bad reputation for that, but it's not an issue anymore. I've never seen an issue among the girls on the national team."

Raisman added that she has learned to love her muscles instead of being insecure about them believing that they made her the athlete she is today.

Although she is known for her risky and difficult elements, her coaches call her chicken for being afraid to do a lot of stuff in gymnastics. Thinking how high the bars is and how narrow the beam is, terrifies her.

Raisman revealed that despite winning two gold medals and a bronze at London Olympic Games, she thinks more about not winning the Olympic all around medal. She had the same exact all around score as Russia's Aliya Mustafina but due to tie breaking rule, the latter was awarded the bronze medal and Raisman was dropped to fourth place.

"That kind of pisses me off -- I always think that it's never good enough. I almost fell and put my hand down; it was stupid, I never make that mistake on the beam."

"I'll have a second chance at it, but I think about it all the time. I wish I didn't have to learn that valuable lesson at the Olympics."

Raisman took some time off after the last Olympic Games and debuted her comeback at this year's Jesolo where she won three medals.

Written By Gigi Farid

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