Move over, Matt Lauer, NBC has a new Olympic commentator coming through. Saturday Night Live’s Leslie Jones has officially touched down in Rio to serve as a correspondent during the games after her live-tweeting of the televised events went viral this week, and she’s hit the ground running.
Congratulations to Simone Biles, Madison Kocian, Gabrielle Douglas, Alexandra Raisman and Lauren Hernandez of the United States for winning the Artistic Gymnastics Women’s Team Final for the 2016 Rio Olympics!
“No one goes into this thinking they can beat Simone, I’m sure most people don’t go into it thinking they can beat Usain Bolt either.”
“I think I was more proud of Aly
getting silver than me gold. She’s worked so incredibly hard
during her comeback. She’s one of my role models, and I
don’t think there’s anyone I’d rather share the podium with. I’m more
happy for her than I am myself.” x