During an appearance on Good Morning America, the 16-year-old gymnast compared the two experiences.
“It felt amazing. I had that same joy as I had at the Olympics. It was such an accomplishing moment. It was exciting. I’m so grateful,” Laurie explained.
Her partner Val Chmerkovskiy added, “To see that in a young person is very inspiring for anybody. She’s really special, and I wanted to do a good job for her, and I hope I did.”
Also pictured: Laurie and Val heading out of the GMA studio on Wednesday morning (November 23) in New York City.
Watch what Laurie had to say on Good Morning America below…