Team USA Has Country Music Fever

Team USA is dominating the Summer Olympics and the topic of conversation keeps coming back to Swimming and Women’s Gymnastics in Rio.

Michael Phelps not only holds the record for most Olympic gold medals with 21, and the most medals overall with 25, but he is on pace to break a record over 2,000 years old!

Now we know what helps to get him pumped before he races.

The swimmer revealed to the New York Times in a new interview that when people see him with headphones in before he swims, he’s listening to music to help get in the zone.

Mixed in with songs from Eminem, Young Jeezy, and other hip hop and rap artists, the athlete is also listening to a little Eric Church.

With a loud buzz surrounding Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez, Madison Kocian, and Aly Raisman, USA Gymnastics has been sharing a series of interviews with America’s sweethearts.

In the latest edition, we find out how well the girls know one another. We also learn which top-scoring athlete calls Carrie Underwood her “celebrity crush.”

When Gabby Douglas was asked which of her teammates had a celebrity crush on the Church Bells singer, she laughed and said, “That has to be Maddie” (Madison Kocian).

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