When it comes to the summer Olympics, gymnastics is the sport everybody watches. Five of the most dedicated and talented female athletes have just made the U. S. women’s gymnastics team. The women’s team is undoubtedly the hardest team to make, and competition is fierce for those who want to be a part of Olympic history.
Following months of observation and two nights of rigorous trials in San Jose, California, we finally have our team. They are: Gabby Douglas, the current Olympic champion; Aly Raisman, whose strengths are in vault and floor routine; Laurie Hernandez, who finished second in the trial competitions; Madison Kocian, the current world bars champion; and Simone Biles, the world champion three years in a row.
What an honor it will be for these young ladies to represent the United States in Rio. Congratulations to the athletes that made the U. S. women’s gymnastics team!
Huffington Post reports:
Five talented athletes secured their spots Sunday night on what is probably the hardest Olympic team to qualify for: the U.S. women’s gymnastics team.
Thanks to the success of the U.S. training program, there was a deep bench of athletes jockeying to fill the five openings. The selection process, like the sport itself, isn’t objective ― which means that if the competition doesn’t get you, the biases of team coordinator Marta Karolyi, who has the final word on who wears the Team USA leotard, might.