Transcript for Olympic Games 2012: Gabby Douglas, Jordyn Wieber Interview
week. Reporter: The pressure's off. The gold in hand. For gabby douglas and jordyn wieber, it's time for much-deserved pampering. They're at a hideaway where the athletes and families come to unwind. What a ride it's been for the fierce five. A gold medal for the team. And gabby douglas walked away with history. The first african-american to win the all-around competition. We can't go anywhere now. Can we have a photo? Can we have an autograph? Ask my mom. When we're eating, it's awkward. We're eating and we're like, smiling and have food in our mouths. Like -- oh. Reporter: That smile won america over. But this new-found fame can also come with criticism and headlines. Like this flash after a slew of tweets insulting gabby's hair. Want me to wear it down? Curl it? My mom and I were joking, we'll throw some hoops in there. Reporter: That must have made you really mad. It did because I'm thinking who says that about a 16-year-old child, first of all? Reporter: A 16-year-old who now stands to rake in endorsements. And for a family who sacrificed all for olympic gold, including filing for bankruptcy earlier this year, that payday can't come soon enough. I looked up at the scoreboard and saw her name in first place, I couldn't contain myself because all of the years, all of the sacrifice, all of the struggles. Reporter: At 14, gabby left her mother in virginia beach, and moved to iowa to train with the best. Gabby says her dad, an afghanistan war vet was mostly absent. He would come the last moment. Reporter: But gabby's not the only one with a heart of a 17-year-old jordyn expected to win it all. But it didn't happen. She still managed the strength and help her team win the gold. It was tough. I had to mentally turn around quickly. The hardest part of being her mom at that point, all I wanted to do was give her a hug. Reporter: And now, that team gold means more than anything. The first night I slept with it under my pillow. And in the morning, it was still there. It hasn't clicked in my mind yet. I'm the olympic champion. Reporter: Are you proud of yourself? I am proud of myself. All the sacrifices I made and all the tough times, rough times. I look back and just say, wow. It was all worth it. Reporter: I have to ask you about the nickname, the flying squirrel. Love it or hate it? I love it. I think that's a nickname that's going to stick with me forever. Reporter: Whether you like it or not? Yeah. I love some of the other ones. People are tweeting me new ones. Like gabbylicious. Or golden gabby. I like golden gabby. I like gabbylicious. They're so amazing. So poised and graceful. And they're so young. Gabby hasn't been home in two years because of all of her training. She's looking forward to getting back on that flight to virginia beach. Sleeping in her own bed, playing with her pub puppies and being a kid again. I like golden gabby better than flying squirrel. Take care. Coming up, josh is here with a splashy "play of the day." ce. Like ittle oil from here
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