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A Day in the Life of a UCLA Gymnast

Feb 24 2017
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The1point8/The Players' Tribune
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The1point8/The Players' Tribune

O ur names are Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross. We have been gymnasts for as long as we can remember. We are both Olympic gold medalists and world champions, and now we’re freshmen at UCLA and the first Olympic gold medalists ever to compete in collegiate gymnastics. Here’s a look at our lives as student-athletes.

Olympic Gold medalists Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross on campus at UCLA on October 21, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Carlos Gonzalez/The Players' Tribune)Carlos Gonzalez/The Players' Tribune

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Olympic Gold medalists Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross on campus at UCLA on October 21, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Carlos Gonzalez/The Players' Tribune)Carlos Gonzalez/The Players' Tribune

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Olympic Gold medalists Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross on campus at UCLA on October 21, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Carlos Gonzalez/The Players' Tribune)Carlos Gonzalez/The Players' Tribune

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Olympic Gold medalists Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross on campus at UCLA on October 21, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Carlos Gonzalez/The Players' Tribune)Carlos Gonzalez/The Players' Tri

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Olympic Gold medalists Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross on campus at UCLA on October 21, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Carlos Gonzalez/The Players' Tribune)Carlos Gonzalez/The Players' Tribune

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Olympic Gold medalists Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross on campus at UCLA on October 21, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Carlos Gonzalez/The Players' Tribune)Carlos Gonzalez/The Players' Tribune

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Olympic Gold medalists Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross on campus at UCLA on October 21, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Carlos Gonzalez/The Players' Tribune)Carlos Gonzalez/The Players' Tribune

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Olympic Gold medalists Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross on campus at UCLA on October 21, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Carlos Gonzalez/The Players' Tribune)Carlos Gonzalez/The Players' Tribune

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Olympic Gold medalists Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross on campus at UCLA on October 21, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Carlos Gonzalez/The Players' Tribune)Carlos Gonzalez/The Players' Tribune

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Olympic Gold medalists Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross on campus at UCLA on October 21, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Carlos Gonzalez/The Players' Tribune)Carlos Gonzalez/The Players' Tribune

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Olympic Gold medalists Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross on campus at UCLA on October 21, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Carlos Gonzalez/The Players' Tribune)Carlos Gonzalez/The Players' Tribune

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Olympic Gold medalists Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross on campus at UCLA on October 21, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Carlos Gonzalez/The Players' Tribune)Carlos Gonzalez/The Players' Tribune

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Olympic Gold medalists Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross on campus at UCLA on October 21, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Carlos Gonzalez/The Players' Tribune)Carlos Gonzalez/The Players' Tribune

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Olympic Gold medalists Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross on campus at UCLA on October 21, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Carlos Gonzalez/The Players' Tribune)Carlos Gonzalez/The Players' Tribune

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Olympic Gold medalists Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross on campus at UCLA on October 21, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Carlos Gonzalez/The Players' Tribune)Carlos Gonzalez/The Players' Tribune

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Olympic Gold medalists Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross on campus at UCLA on October 21, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Carlos Gonzalez/The Players' Tribune)Carlos Gonzalez/The Players' Tribune

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Olympic Gold medalists Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross on campus at UCLA on October 21, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Carlos Gonzalez/The Players' Tribune)Carlos Gonzalez/The Players' Tribune

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Olympic Gold medalists Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross on campus at UCLA on October 21, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Carlos Gonzalez/The Players' Tribune)Carlos Gonzalez/The Players' Tribune

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Olympic Gold medalists Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross on campus at UCLA on October 21, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Carlos Gonzalez/The Players' Tribune)Carlos Gonzalez/The Players' Tribune

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Olympic Gold medalists Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross on campus at UCLA on October 21, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Carlos Gonzalez/The Players' Tribune)Carlos Gonzalez/The Players' Tribune

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Olympic Gold medalists Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross on campus at UCLA on October 21, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Carlos Gonzalez/The Players' Tribune)Carlos Gonzalez/The Players' Tribune

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Olympic Gold medalists Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross on campus at UCLA on October 21, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Carlos Gonzalez/The Players' Tribune)Carlos Gonzalez/The Players' Tribune

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