When Ellen asked Raisman about her plans going forward, she confirmed that her eyes will be on Tokyo 2020 after taking some time off to relax post-Rio.
That's the goal. I'm going to take off a little bit of time, just because I think I need a little bit of a break. I took a full year off in 2012. I'm going to do the same thing, take a year off, and then I'll begin training again.Raisman said many times that she only gets better with age, and she proved that after London 2012. She looked better than ever in Rio, and came out with three medals to match the three she earned in London.
She told Ellen, "I thought I was in the best shape of my life in 2012. It's even better now. So I'm excited to see what will happen in 2020."
The most recent U.S. female gymnast to qualify for three Olympics was Dominique Dawes, who was part of the 1992, 1996 and 2000 teams.
On the show, Ellen pranked Raisman's parents while they described how they felt when they were watching Aly compete in Rio:
We can't wait to see how everything shakes out in the future on Aly's road to Tokyo!
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