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Olympic gold medalist Dominique Dawes discusses Team USA gymnastics.
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Fox sports -- comes inside yankees. Is presented by city. I think now that is this summer games you're talking gymnastics and joining us pretty good and we can't. Three time Olympian Dominique -- to do this to you now because I just out there that we can let you know so we can. A better sexy entitlement -- what's on the grass. A graduate of the University of Missouri so I think that's not quite the same level but it gets us you know somewhat close as the day -- not there -- I'm I'm still and -- will believe in Kansas the -- is kind of we're gonna go to -- -- start with the selection process there's a new one this year explain it. If I can break it down and let. Well there's a few differences. The way through what things were like before an Olympic trials are actually going to make a decision at the trials who will be on the team. And the numbers have been we -- there's only going to be five. In this that are going to be on the team and on now those girls at Olympic trials and so. I think it'll be very exciting I think it definitely adds a great deal pressured of these young girls they know the team will be chosen there in -- today. Much pressure -- what he's starting with the young kids but these veterans and there seems to me and we got a lot of older the older women. With the youth movement can and can we break it down like that saying that it and the batter an inning -- I think. I think we're seeing a changing of the guard this young and coming team with young girls maybe people aren't aware of yet but these adding to the dominant force -- -- not -- Had a chance but but not a rich I had. Not is -- well on the uneven parallel bars or actually on the balance beam and so it's gonna take -- awhile to get to form. In where she can contribute on the team that didn't mean that has not been thinking about is -- just acrimony at her she's been holding very well she's coming back from her. Achilles tendon injury from last year and I think she's someone to look out for you consider as being the veteran of this team. Lot of compassion when it comes to the changing of the guard and the pressure this 2012 team is now under with winning worlds last year with Jordan -- we have you know that that the gold team we have the gold individual. -- all of a sudden if we lose a lot of veterans to this team how much. I don't think. That's a huge concern I think these young girls had a great showing obviously at the world championships. Police this acrimony was there but then got injured so obviously she didn't finish the competition for. Scores really did not count. And so these young girls had proven that they can be the top of the world. I think just getting focused in the Olympic Games is it totally different monster it's a lot bigger and a lot what your take on at the Olympics but I think their mindset. Is to be focused and they've been training extremely well. And I have full confidence in them storyline that most entry. Why I think the most intriguing storyline and I know that the US gymnastics. Go to this place but who is the next it girl who's gonna capture not just the imagination of the American public but hopefully some medals at the US team. And that's Jordan -- and the question is how comfortable she not just with the competition and the. The Olympics and the weight of all of that like being the face of US in this existing successful. I think if he really influence how she can take. Feels that. Whether she can turn them Evans and harmony to quit trying to be an excellent -- completely -- Olympic gold is the main goal. Well these competitors wanna they wanna be the birth of their. 2000. -- games. I'm always confused so lavish TV the next time Johnson -- not nearly you can was the one -- -- Olympic goal that goes to the heart I think personality matters as much or more as of -- right and I think not just got lots of personality but for some reason -- that was a great competition. She's the one that people think of when they think of the Olympics you know it is not it -- I can't believe it's it's the way that the media manipulates things ended the focus has been on Shawn -- because they think they think that's when a natural fit. -- being America's sweetheart. However if he gets no not he is he's an amazing personality it was a dominant at the Beijing Olympic Games and -- blocks away. With an aunt uncle Matt -- I think the advice I would actually give for Jordan to just be herself because I think in there could be at the end of the putting on a personality. But I think -- genuine when your authentic. I think that's with key and I think that's -- it's gonna keep her healthy -- -- -- for -- or was that something that you learned when you would this week and when they were giving you all of the attention. That's something that I actually wasn't the sweetheart I didn't get all the attention I was myself and I think that's. It's easier to just continue to be genuine and be yourself and not put up. Any type of the son of put on a personality just you know be your natural self but you know I do understand you're saying it's only as a personality the media will gravitate. Toward them a little bit more and they will be labeled as America's sweetheart I -- think it's best just to be genuine be yourself and you know I think that's what's gonna matter -- Story lines and and the bright smile those things and in getting in being on the stars are what is the sort of you know -- -- Does nothing to do the Olympic gold and Alex and culture that does to do so you know there are also has to do it the other kind of goals that. Classes on hand. You're nice and gymnastics and like -- in and it was nice to be can -- -- -- points important the next few nature for all of your gymnastics coverage in congress keep it on them right here fox sports.