Posted August 08, 2012 on AP on Fox
Now it's time to turn those golds into some green. With gymnastics competition over, the Fierce Five got an idea of what life is going to be like now. The U.S. women's gymnastics team got a sneak peek at their Corn Flakes box Wednesday - coming soon to a grocery store near you! - and Procter & Gamble Co. created an ad to congratulate them. They're starting to hear about all the offers rolling in - hundreds for Gabby Douglas alone - and are finally beginning to realize just how big a deal they've become back home. ''It's definitely going to be different,'' Jordyn Wieber said. ''At the same time, it's the coolest thing in the world. To be 17 years old and be able to experience all this? A lot of girls would kill to be in our spots.'' The U.S. women leave London with five medals, fewest at an Olympics since 2000. But their three golds - team, all-around and floor exercise - are their most ever at an Olympics, and they got...
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