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Worlds is finished but the Olympics

are already right around the corner.

Focus must be on the future.

Morgan's pumping up difficulty

and working on a new floor routine.

It's especially important for Angelina

to take time off

after a major competition to lighten the load.

No break for Yile,

the team will be pushing harder than ever

to get onto the medal stand in 2020.

MORGAN HURD

ANGELINA MELNIKOVA

CHEN YILE

ALL AROUND

DELAWARE USA

8 MONTHS UNTIL TOKYO 2020

MORGAN HURD 2017 ALL-AROUND WORLD CHAMPION

That's good. Even more patience.

Same mistake.

That was good, I like that. You got this.

FIRST STATE GYMNASTICS

So today we are doing our annual "Trunk or Treat".

Last year I was away for Halloween,

but the year before that, I did Harry Potter.

I already had the robe, so...

This needs to move for a second.

The theme of my trunk is from the game show,

Let's Make a Deal.

Okay, that was easier than I thought it was gonna be.

I was literally in practice one day

and I didn't think about it, I was just like,

"Oh, my God, that'd be funny to do."

You look so pretty.

Pretty little princess.

-I'm Cinderella. -I know.

You want some candy? Which one do you want?

-I want this one. -Okay.

You guys are so cute.

This is so funny.

Dressing up is not what I like best.

SLAVA GLAZOUNOV MORGAN'S COACH

It makes kids laugh at me.

So, it's why we do it.

Oh, I laugh at him.

Slava actually hates Halloween.

It's mostly his wife that makes him dress up.

He would not do that voluntarily.

I think it's Bert. It's Bert.

-Bert? -Yup, you're Bert.

Mary Poppins and Bert?

Fun is a big part of relaxation,

especially in Morgan's case.

It's the pressure mounting up towards the upcoming season,

and just relaxing and forget about gymnastics

and just be a kid.

It-- It's quite precious.

Come on, do one more.

VORONEZH RUSSIA

I have come back to my hometown Voronezh.

I come here very rarely.

After a competition there is so much emotional exhaustion.

I always want to sleep. I can sleep for a long time.

I like spending my time here. I feel very calm

and worry-free.

I didn't really manage to reflect on World Championships.

She looks happy.

Angelina Melnikova for the Russian Federation,

the bronze medalist.

It always makes me sad when you leave a competition.

You come to your room, for example.

I always want good things to last longer.

But they fade away in the end.

She smiles as she lands, she knows she's done a good job.

You come back to the gym the next day

and you do absolutely the same,

the same warm up, the same runs.

You do exactly what you have always done. Nothing changes.

BEIJING CHINA

NATIONAL GYMNASTICS TRAINING CENTRE, BEIJING

When I came back from Germany,

I went straight to Doha to receive an award.

So, the best female Asian Games 2018

is Ms. Chen Yile.

This award was quite unexpected.

I am honored to be here to win

the best female athlete of the 2018 Asian Games.

I believe this award

will be an inspiration for me to work hard in the future.

Thank you.

Back against the wall.

Go!

The result of the Team Final at Worlds was not ideal.

Up, up, up, hurry up.

Three, two, one.

Right, go!

For Chen Yile, we have high expectations.

WANG QUN CE YILE'S COACH

That means she should be prepared for tougher training.

After today's training, I'm tired.

It hurts so much.

-How much does it hurt? -It's very painful.

My brain has stopped working.

It hurts so much that I can't think about how much it hurts.

My brain has stopped working.

NEWARK DELAWARE, USA

I think I have too much music for the first pass.

DOMINIC ZITO CHOREOGRAPHER

I'm getting a new floor routine.

It's pretty different from what I've done in the past.

I feel like it's a little happier.

I just thought maybe just, like, a fresh kind of start.

Step.

Can we just take an extra step before the split full?

Yes.

You know what I mean? Because your arms are coming kind of up

to prepare anyway.

Morgan, I started working with in 2017.

Definitely contemporary style works best with her,

fluid movements

and very beautiful is what we usually go for.

Let's just go from the top,

but this is gonna be longer there

before the ending because I need to see where

to pull some music from.

I picked out kind of like a Chinese-inspired piece

just because my very first floor routine,

and the first routine I competed as elite

were Asian-inspired,

so I kind of wanted to go back to that

and I'm very excited about it.

Breathing, soft, soft.

I love that. Good.

She's really opinionated

in what she likes and doesn't like,

and I think that helps her as an athlete and performer.

She learning anything?

Yeah, it's going-- It's going well.

Dance, let's see it.

Got it?

It's different. It's very dancey.

The most important thing, it makes

Morgan feel good about herself,

makes her feel good about her routine.

Yeah. So, no, it's really nice.

Everything is really good.

To fifth.

It's-- That's not good.

No, no, no.

This happens every time I get a new routine.

He'll just kind of like do an arm a certain way

and I'll do it basically the opposite way.

-Okay? -No.

-But good try. -You said give you an arm!

He'll show me something and then I'll end up, like,

facing the completely different direction

than him or, like, on the other foot

and I don't even know how it happens.

Slava, do you like it?

Lay your head a little more.

Do you wanna do this one?

Or we could do your...

-signature stab. -Stab?

-I miss stabbing myself. -Try the stab.

I'm not sure.

We'll figure it out.

It's always a process, I think you have to be patient.

And we'll get to that final product in the end,

but it's not gonna happen in a day or two.

-I think it looks good. -Sure.

I feel like there's extra pressure

to make this routine extra special

because it's the Olympic year.

-It's never finalized at first. -Yeah. And we all--

-We know it's gonna change. -Totally.

It's always better the second time around anyways, too.

Yeah, but this is our best start ever, I think.

-This is, yeah. -Yeah. Good.

VORONEZH RUSSIA

Hello!

Hi!

Hello!

I haven't seen my friends, Valya and Arina,

for two months.

VALYA AND ARINA ANGELINA'S FRIENDS

We have been friends for a long time, since school.

But we've always kept in contact.

I miss them because we have fun times together.

I can be myself with them.

I watched all of Worlds.

I don't know about you, but when I watched it

I got so nervous.

Not only were you representing your country,

you're also my good friend!

Hoping that everything goes as well as it can.

Did you bring me a keychain?

No.

Please bring me a keychain from Tokyo.

I haven't eaten anything today.

Well done you.

You're surprised your body is aching?

I can smell something tasty.

Bring each glass here and I'll pour the kompot.

I really get along with everyone in my family.

I like spending time with mum the most.

I miss her a lot. But it's getting easier.

When she first left as a child, I cried at nights.

But of course we miss her.

A lot.

Here comes the chicken.

Smells tasty!

We see each other so rarely.

We like to spend our time together.

BEIJING CHINA

Coach Xu messaged me about Yile.

She said she is struggling mentally.

If I was free, I could talk to her.

I was so worried that I booked a flight immediately.

Hello Coach Wang. Thanks for having me.

As you might already be aware,

we are increasing the intensity of her training.

We are not 100% sure she will go to the Olympics,

it's fifty fifty.

The harder she works

and the more she recovers from her injury,

the better her chances.

She has trained hard these past couple of days.

Sometime even ending in tears.

It's never easy.

What have you practiced today?

Some strength training.

Can you finish the tasks the coach gave you?

I suppose.

At the World Championships,

everyone thought you wouldn't make it.

But you still did.

Everything is possible, right?

Okay, see you later my little girl.

Just remember I'm your shield.

Give me a hug. Come on.

7 MONTHS UNTIL TOKYO 2020

NEXT TIME

MORGAN'S WINTER WORKOUT

ANGELINA BACK TO WORK

YILE BATTLES ON

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