We’re inching closer to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and just received news about one of the games’ most highly-anticipated sports – women gymnastics.
During the 2012 Olympics in London, the “Fab Five,” or “Fierce Five,” won America’s heart as they struck gold as a team and in many individual categories.
After the recent two-day trials in San Jose, California ended, we now know that two of the famous gymnastics will return along with three other fresh faces and three alternates.
Aly Raisman, the 2012 team captain, and Gabby Douglas, the first black gymnast to win the all-around, will return to the Olympic stage. They join teammates Simone Biles, Madison Kocian and Laurie Hernandez. America’s alternates include MyKayla Skinner, Ashton Locklear and Ragan Smith.
“It doesn’t feel real at all actually,” Raisman, who scored three medals in London, told Us Weekly of the trials. “It doesn’t really sink in that I’ve already been here before.”
Douglas told the magazine, “I might cry again! When you’ve just done so much hard work and just put a lot of hours into something, you want it to turn out like a masterpiece. All the tears, all the hard work — it’s something so special.”
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The Rio Olympics begin on August 5 and are streamed live NBCOlympics.com.
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