Aimee Boorman and Maggie Haney: The Olympic Experience

Sep 20, 2017 | GymCastic, Interviews, Podcast

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THIS WEEK’S INTERVIEW

Aimee Boorman, lifelong coach of 2016 Olympic Champion and bazillion time World Champion, Simone Biles; and Maggie Haney, coach of Olympic team gold and beam silver medalist, Laurie Hernandez, joined us to discuss their Olympic experience: 

  • Advice for other coaches on how to survive an Olympic year
  • Why having a thigh gap is no good for gymnasts
  • Culture changes at the national team camps that made the system work 
  • How camps are different under Valeri Liukin than they were under Martha Karolyi
  • Standing up to Martha
  • All the skills Simone could have had named after her if Aimee and Simone hadn’t decided on the bubble wrap policy.
  • How Riley McCusker got her Chinese bar dismount.

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