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For Tyler's Alaina Johnson The Olympic Gymnastic Team is Family

Americans are always proud when Team USA brings home the gold.

But during Thursday night's women's gymnastic all-around, one East Texan was a proud  American and teammate.

Tyler elite gymnast Alaina Johnson is a member of the U.S. national gymnastics team. Alaina stayed up late to watch teammates and friends Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson win the gold and silver. Nastia is from Parker, Texas and trains in Plano.

Alaina said for everyone else watching it was "the Olympic team." But for her, it is family.

"Other people out in the world, they have a favorite team and get excited when they win," Alaina said. "The U.S. is my team. They're like sisters to me. I want them to do just as good as I want would want to do. I knew their routines and what was coming up next, and so, it was nervous for me too."

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