A Mexican Olympic gymnast rises to the occasion

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A Mexican Olympic gymnast rises to the occasion2

Gymnastics will be one of the highlights of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. For this week’s Olympians segment on “Americas Now” we introduce you to a gymnast hoping to both soar and score big at the Games. Meet Alexa Moreno.

Gymnastics is one of the most competitive sports in the Games and one of the most fun to watch. It requires strength, agility and absolute precision. And Alexa Moreno has fulfilled her dreams by vaulting her way into the Rio Games.

When she’s not practicing or competing Alexa studies architecture. One day she wants to build gymnastics work-out facilities.

Watch the rise of Olympian Alexa Moreno here.

A Mexican Olympic gymnast rises to the occasion

A Mexican Olympic gymnast rises to the occasion

Gymnastics will be one of the highlights of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. For this week’s Olympians segment on "Americas Now" we introduce you to a gymnast hoping to both soar and score big at the Games. Meet Alexa Moreno.

  • SlowNewsDay

    She’s awesome!

  • sjl4evr

    Whoever the “body-shamers” were, they just made her famous and made themselves look like fools. Watch the 0.50 mark…she has a bar weight on her head while she does her ab workout! I couldn’t do that when I was 21 and I’m positive there isn’t a single person among the criticizers who could do so either. I would put money on it! You rock Alexa!