Live in the D: Gymnastics stars tumble into the Palace this week


IALLY IF YOU WANT A SIX-PACK, TOMORROW ON “LIVE IN THE D.”>>>THIS THURSDAY, SOME OF THE BIGGEST STARS FROM THIS YEAR’S OLYMPIC TEAM AND YEARS PAST WILL TUMBLE INTO METRO DETROIT. PART OF THE KELLOGG’S PARADE OF CHAMPIONS. YOU CAN SEE THEM PERFORM UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL LIKE THEY DID IN RIO AND LONDON.>>Tati: AND JOINING US IS GOLD MEDALIST AND THREE-TIME AMERICAN CUP CHAMPION’S, MICHIGAN’S OWN JORDAN WEBER. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE!>>THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.>>Tati: WHAT CAN WE EXPECT?>>A BIG GROUP OF US TOURING AND PERFORMING IN 38 DIFFERENT SHOWS AND THE OLYMPIC TEAM FROM THIS YEAR WITH SIMONE BILES AND THE MEN’S OLYMPIC TEAM AND THE TRAMPOLINISTS AND FORMER OLYMPIANS SUCH AS MYSELF, LIUKIN, AND IT’S A MIXTURE OF PEOPLE AND DANCING AND GYMNASTICS AND LIGHTS AND COSTUMES, IT’S A LOT OF FUN!>>Jason: I WOULD IMAGINE IN TERMS OF FAMILY FUN, WE CAN GO TO THE BALLPARK OR TO FORD FIELD OR TO SEE THE PISTONS AND WHATNOT, BUT I HAVE THE SENSE THAT YOU PROBABLY ARE A LITTLE MORE INVOLVED WITH THE AUDIENCE AND THE KIDS GET AUTOGRAPHS AND THAT KIND OF THING.>>DEFINITELY, AND IT HAPPENS ONLY ONCE EVERY FOUR YEARS AT THE OLYMPICS. IT’S DIFFERENT THAN THE JAM IN AS TICKS — GYM IN AS TICKS — GYMNASTICS YOU SEE ON TV.>>Tati: STAYING IN SHAPE FOR THIS, IS IT DIFFERENT?>>YES. AND I HAD TO GET BACK IN GYMNASTICS SHAPE FOR THIS TOUR. IT’S A WHOLE DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE THAN A COMPETITION.>>Jason: WHEN KIDS COME UP TO YOU AND SAY, HOW DO I DO WHAT YOU DO? HOW DO YOU INSPIRE THEM TO PURSUE THEIR DREAMS? BECAUSE NOT EVERYONE IS BORN TO BE A GYMNAST.>>I STARTED AT AGE 4 AND DIDN’T REALIZE I HAD THE DREAM UNTIL 9 OR 10 YEARS OLD. AND GOALS ARE SUPER IMPORTANT. IF YOU SET GOALS FOR YOURSELF, YOU HAVE A REASON TO WAKE UP AND GO TO THE GYM EVEN ON THE DAYS WHEN YOU DON’T WANT THEM. IF YOU WORK HARD TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS, YOU CAN DO ANYTHING.>>Tati: YOU ARE AN ASSISTANT COACH. SO DO YOU BRING THAT INTO YOUR COACHING WORLD?>>YES. I’VE BEEN AT UCLA AND COACH THE GIRLS THERE. I COULDN’T DO COLLEGE GYMNASTIC BECAUS OF GOING PROFESSIONAL BEFORE THE OLYMPICS.>>Jason: WHO IS YOUR FAVORIT KELLOGG’S CEREAL MASCOT, TONY THETIGER?>>I WAS ON THE CORN FLAKES BOX ONE POINT. SO THE BIRD GUY. WE DON’T KNOW HIS NAME. TONY THE TIGER IS COOL. I MET HIM ONCE.>>Tati: WHAT IS IT LIKE COMING HOME?>>IT’S STILL HOME FOR ME. AND MY FAMILY WILL COME WATCH AND ALL MY FORMER TEAMMATES, SO IT’S AMAZING TO COME BACK TO MICHIGAN AND FEEL SO SUPPORTED.>>Tati: THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.>>Jason: WHERE CAN WE FIND YOU. UNDE JORDA

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