The gold medal sealed it, Martha Karolyi is definitely sticking around.

The coordinator of the US women's gymnastics team turns 70 at the end of the month, and had talked about retiring after the London Olympics. But she has backed off that in recent months, and said Wednesday morning that the Americans winning gold has got her ready for Rio.

"If anything, it just reinforces the idea that I love it," Karolyi said, a huge smile on her face. "I will stay in. I definitely enjoy every moment."

Since Karolyi took over as coordinator in 2001, the Americans have won 60 medals at the Olympics and world championships. That includes Tuesday night's gold, the first since the Magnificent Seven in 1996, and the team's only three world titles (2003, 2007 and 2009).

— Nancy Armour —


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