Aly Raisman and Simone Biles put on gold medal-winning performances both in and outside of the gymnasium.
The U.S. Olympic gymnasts, who cleaned house at the 2016 Rio Games five months ago, got 10/10 from this panel of judges (aka me) in this preview for the 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition.
The 22-year-old Raisman has competed in two Olympic Games, winning two gold and three bronze medals in London back in 2012 and one gold and two silvers in Rio. At her first ever Olympic Games, 19-year-old Biles took Rio by storm, bringing home a whopping four gold medals and one bronze.
So they clearly don’t need a magazine for exposure as their athletic achievements pretty much speak for themselves. But I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t very much looking forward to cracking open this year’s Swimsuit edition come February.
WOWWW what an honor to be featured in @si_swimsuit 2017. THANK YOU to @mj_day & the SI team for including me in this issue. I'm very proud of my body and how hard I have worked to look like this. I of course like everyone else have my days where I feel insecure and not at my best. BUT I think it is that much more important we love our bodies and support each other. It is 2017 and there is NO perfect or ideal body type. SI SWIM celebrates women for being unique and beautiful in our own way which is why I am so happy to be a part of it. THANK YOU @jamesmacari 💛
So excited to make my @SI_Swimsuit debut in the 2017 issue! https://t.co/KVGM0T7LDK | So happy to be a part of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition. Where athletes bodies can be beautiful too. No matter what anyone tells you, have confidence in your own body. OWN IT 🖤 Thanks you @mj_day for the oppurtunity!