After two nights of fierce competition at the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Olympic Team Trials in San Jose, California, the 2016 team has finally been named. Just 10 days before the opening ceremonies, Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian will be twisting, flipping and vaulting into Rio to defend the USA’s gold medal title.
Simon Biles is the most touted gymnastic having won 10 gold world championship medals and she qualified first in the all-around at the Olympic Trials confirming she is the one to beat. You probably remember Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas ― they were on the women’s Olympic team in 2012. Aly is 22, which in gymnastics years means she’s over the hill, but at the trials she was one of the most consistent performers of the weekend. Gabby Douglas turned heads when she made the team despite a seventh overall finish, but she brings strength where the team needs it for uneven bars. The final qualifiers Madison Kocian brings more power to the uneven bars and Laurie Hernandez who is a possible contender for an all-around medal at the Olympics.
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