NJ Olympic Gymnast Laurie Hernandez Hits The Beam
N.J native, Laurie Hernandez, is back and ready to show the world her incredible gymnastics skills.
According to NJ.com, Hernandez is "in the process of returning to the sport competitively". In the 2016 Rio de Janeiro games, she won a gold and silver medal on the balance beam.
She was given many opportunities after the Olympics such as winning ABC's 'Dancing with the Stars', publishing two books, and co-hosting NBC's 'American Ninja Warrior Junior'.
She took two years off after the 2016 Olympics to give herself some space. Hernandez told Business Insider that " [She] was giving [herself] time to grow and to embrace the body that [she's] been given".
Many people took to Twitter to support her and give her words of encouragement on this new beginning.
According to Business Insider, she is "currently training five to six days per week, with her sixth day being her choice of boxing, cycling, yoga, etc."
Kudos to her!
The balance beam has come naturally to her with the uneven bars being the most difficult.
As of now Hernandez has no events planned but has her eyes set on Tokyo 2020 Olympics.