Like most elite level athletes, I too, had highs and lows in my career. One of those lows was during team finals at the Olympics in Rio, where I was the last competitor on the last event, and I fell. The first picture summarizes how I felt. On the biggest stage in the world, at the most important competition of the sport. There I am... literally on my hands and knees... defeated. My best friend (@alicebeggs ) sent me a quote recently and I can't help but use it for this story. "You may see me struggle, but you will never see me quit." Passion, determination, and hard work alone wouldn't have gotten me anywhere if it wouldn't have been for my mom (@nene112363 ) who kept me levelheaded and my girlfriend (@giulipino ) who believed in me more than anyone. A few days later I performed two great routines on my events, and was able to end my career on an immense high. I can't believe it's already been a year since that day. I will remember it forever.