Faculty-sure Olympians seem to cash in

Maggie Nichols just laughs when asked if she strategies on asking Less than Armour the place her examine is.

“I should really, suitable!” the retired two-time environment championship medalist and two-time NCAA all-all over winner said.

Nichols is kidding. Very well, largely. She did not complain when the athletic attire huge approached her in 2016 about appearing in an ad that also featured Madison Kocian and MyKayla Skinner.

FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma gymnast Maggie Nichols reacts after her routine on the uneven bars in the Perfect 10 Challenge at the Bart and Nadia Sports Experience in Oklahoma City.

Despite getting superior-profile elite gymnasts with globe championship gold medals on their resumes, they have been amateurs at the time the spot was filmed. Having money would have technically made them professionals and jeopardized the faculty scholarships that awaited them as soon as the 2016 Olympic cycle was complete.