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Aly Raisman: I 'almost flipped a table' to meet Usain Bolt

Aly Raisman at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials
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Aly Raisman: I 'almost flipped a table' to meet Usain Bolt

"No shame," she tweeted after running into the Jamaican sprinter in the dining hall

Aly Raisman hasn't even competed in Rio yet and her Olympic dream has come true: she got to talk to Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt.

Before Raisman was named to the 2016 U.S. Olympic gymnastics team, the 2012 Olympian stated that she'll be on a mission come August. "We never got to meet Usain Bolt" in London, she said, "so we will find him this time!"

Last night at dinner, Raisman and her teammates on the U.S. women's gymnastics team got their chance when they spotted Bolt in the dining hall at the Athletes Village. 
https://twitter.com/Aly_Raisman/status/760961245776338945

Raisman says she was the most excited to meet Bolt, followed by 2012 Olympic champion Gabby Douglas. 
https://twitter.com/Aly_Raisman/status/760962159803260928

Simone Biles took a slightly more relaxed approach. After all, with three consecutive all-around wins at the world championships, Biles is basically the Bolt of her sport. 
https://twitter.com/Simone_Biles/status/760961713692930048

Madison Kocian showed her excitement in emojis.
https://twitter.com/MadisonKocian/status/760965909523599360

Even Biles' coach, Aimee Boorman, snuck a quick picture of Bolt.
https://twitter.com/Salto_Coach/status/760959501239451648

Later that night, the women's gymnastics team hung out with another Olympic legend, swimmer Michael Phelps.
 



Gymnasts Madison Kocian, Simone Biles and Aly Raisman with swimmer Michael Phelps at the Rio Olympics

Gymnasts Madison Kocian, Simone Biles and Aly Raisman with swimmer Michael Phelps in the Rio Athlete Village. Credit: Snapchat: Conor Dwyer

https://twitter.com/Salto_Coach/status/761025253539614720

 
The U.S. women will practice their Olympic routines today at 4:30 p.m. ET in podium training, which will be livestreamed here. 
 

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