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Wow! She looks amazing!
Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman is one of a few sports stars featured in ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue this year — and she wasn't holding anything back!
In her shot, the 21-year-old gold medalist is completely naked showing off her fit frame, all while posing gracefully with rings on the low beam.
That's quite the feat!
Though there's another side to Aly, which she reveals in the interview:
"Every day is a challenge. Even though at the 2012 Olympics we were so happy to win the gold medal, every day is not like that. I think people don't understand that; people don't see that side of the sport – the frustration, how much it takes a toll on your body, and mentally as well."
We can only imagine!
But she hasn't ruled out the next Summer Olympics! She confessed:
"I'll be 22 in the Olympics year. If I make the team, I'll be the oldest U.S. gymnast. My body is a little bit more achy than it was before, but at the same time I feel like I'm smarter now and able to understand the recovery process. I always joke that I'm 21 going on 50."
Older, but clearly wiser! And she's even applied that to her own body confidence!
"I've never had an eating disorder, and I'm proud of that… instead of being insecure about my muscles, I've learned to love them. I don't even think of it as a flaw anymore because it's made me into the athlete that I am. I think imperfection is beauty."
Aly is speaking the truth!
Love this spread and her interview! What are your thoughts???
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Chris Mosier just made history!
That's because after landing a spot on the USA National Duathlon Team on Saturday, Chris became the first transgender athlete to make it onto the team of the gender they identify; as opposed to the gender assigned when they were born.
The 35-year-old finished 37th out of 117 competitors, but only needed to be one of the top eight times for men aged 35-38 to make the team… and he did!
By the way, for those of you who are a little confused as to what a Duathalon is, it's a sporting event similar to a triathlon only it consists of running, cycling, and then another leg of running.
We think it's a little ridiculous that this is only the first time something like this has ever happened, but we're glad Chris has now opened the door for his fellow trans athletes.
Chris and the rest of the USA Team will next compete at the 2016 World Championship Duathalon in Spain, so that just means he's got a little more time to train even harder.
Congrats again, Chris!
Now go win us the gold!
[Image via Chris Mosier/Twitter.]
Well, it looks like the scales of justice are about to tilt in a controversial way!
Oscar Pistorius, the former Olympic athlete convicted of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013, might soon be getting out of jail!
Back in October, Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison for "culpable homicide," which is a South African law somewhat similar to manslaughter here in the United States.
The 28-year-old athlete killed Steenkamp on Valentine's Day, 2013, in their home, claiming he thought an intruder was in the bathroom instead of his girlfriend.
South African law dictates that Pistorius must serve at least one-sixth of his sentence, which would be ten months' time.
The parole board is now recommending that Pistorius be released on August 21, 2015 — ten months to the day after he was sentenced in the case.
What do U think — should Pistorius face more punishment after being found guilty of killing Steenkamp?
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An online petition gathered nearly 15,000 signatures during the week, asking the International Olympic Committee to strip Jenner's gold medal, considering she won it in 1976 as a man.
The IOC has weighed in, though, and they won't be doing anything like it, telling reporters:
Well, this isn't cool. Not cool at all.
We wish we could say there's been nothing but positivity for Caitlyn Jenner when she made her world debut on the cover of Vanity Fair a couple of days ago, but sadly some people just had to rain on her parade.
Granted there weren't too many negative things said about her, seeing as how all the positive things outweighed the bad, but there have been some notable negative reactions.
One of which is this petition started on Change.org asking the International Olympic Committee to revoke Caitlyn of her gold medals — all of them.
The petition was created on Monday, when the 65-year-old's cover came out and has since then gained 3,856 signatures.
She sashayed her way on the dance floor and now she's going to do it down the aisle!
On Thursday, Dancing With The Stars alum Amy Purdy announced that she got engaged to boyfriend Daniel Gale!
The double amputee snowboarder posted the following message on Twitter letting her many followers know that she's a taken woman!
Awww so cute!
She even added the (above) pic of the lovebirds on the beach!
But where exactly is her wedding ring?!
When Bruce Jenner told Diane Sawyer that he is transitioning into a woman, he inspired millions of viewers with his message of honesty and self-acceptance.
Well now, the Olympian will inspire others one stage at a time.
According to sources, the reality TV star will return to motivational speaking!
The eyewitness exclaimed:
"It was very lucrative for him in the past and now he has a whole new audience."
Reportedly, when the 65-year-old began doing speaking engagements in the 1970s, he earned around $5,000 per gig.
According to life coach Seth Rainess, he could now make triple that amount!
"Bruce will be in greater demand than anybody. He could make tens of thousands per engagement."
Not that the athlete will do these events solely for money.
As he told Miz Sawyer, he wants to use his celebrity to bring awareness to the transgendered community, and to help others coping with the same identity issues.
"What I'm doing is going to do some good. And we're going to change the world. I really firmly believe that. We're going to make a difference in the world with what we're doing."
The inside source added:
"He is going to be a role model for the transgender community… He knows he has an important job to do."
We're so glad Bruce is hitting the road! We would totally love to hear him speak!
( From Perez: Bruce stated in the interview to use "he" and "him" so we will do so in our coverage until that changes. )
[Image via ABC.]