Simone Biles Reveals Olympics Premonition, "Final Five" Special K Box on 'Today'
Aly Raisman spoke about how her win in Rio was particularly rewarding after what happened in the 2012 London Olympics.
The U.S. women's gymnastics team — or the "Final Five," as they've nicknamed themselves — appeared on NBC's Today show on Friday morning, just hours after Simone Biles and Aly Raisman won the gold and silver medals, respectively, in the Olympics' all-around competition the day before.
Raisman sat with Gabby Douglas and first-time Olympians Madison Kocian and Laurie Hernandez as Biles explained the premonition she felt before competing.
"As soon as I woke up yesterday, I walked into Aly's room and said, 'I have a really good feeling about today,' '' said the gold medalist. "And she said, 'Me, too.' "
Biles ended up beating Raisman by 2.1 points; however, their wins marked only the second time that two U.S. gymnasts have finished 1-2 in an Olympic all-around.
Raisman's win was particularly rewarding after what happened in the 2012 London Olympics.
"Obviously four years ago, when they broke the tie and I got fourth place, it was very heartbreaking," Raisman said on Today. "But I just used it for motivation every single day in the gym."
The loud support and cheers from the crowd made Raisman feel like she was competing in the U.S., she said.
Also during their appearance on the show, the team got a first look at their Kellogg's Special K cereal-box cover.
"That's awesome, thank you!" beamed Biles after seeing the front, which depicted her entire team, and a picture of herself on the back.