I don’t know if staying up late all these nights has given me too much time to think, but I really appreciate their genuine friendship. It’s interesting thinking of them as a group, THE group that won a gold medal for us. But then also the unlikeliness of it happening again or for too long into the future. It was that moment, it was huge, the biggest moment of their lives, and they were together and inseparable for the whole thing. And now it’s all in the past. All in their own homes, getting ready for a tour. But really, the chances of them continuing their level of excellence in this sport to be together as team can’t last too long. Young and exciting people will come up who may replace or join them, but I think these five girls were a very special group.