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Team USA Women's Gymnastics team selected

buzzz worthy. . .


By Mona Austin

Gabby Douglas (Tarzana, Calif./Buckeye Gymnastics) is headed to her second Olympic games in Rio despite a sub par showing at the U.S. Women's Gymnastic trials in San Jose, CA on Sunday. Starting the night in seventh place, Douglas lost footing on the balance beam and fell off. She made up for the short fall on the uneven bars. Her stellar record helped secure a ticket to Rio in the end.
"Even though I h a couple of mistakes on day 2 I am so grateful and so honored that they believed in me." I still can't even believe it. I am proud and honored to be selected" Douglas said.
Simone Biles making the team as the actor was a given after consistently high marks.  Biles, 19, of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre, automatically qualified to the team at the conclusion of competition at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials for women’s gymnastics after winning the two-day all-around. The balance of the team and three replacement athletes were chosen by the Women's Selection Committee. 
Laurie Hernandez (Old Bridge, N.J./MG Elite), Madison Kocian (Dallas, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics), and Aly Raisman (Needham, Mass./Brestyan's American Gymnastics) who made an Olympic team for the second time round out the "Fierce Five."
Replacement athletes
  • Ashton Locklear, Hamlet, N.C./Everest Gymnastics
  • MyKayla Skinner, Gilbert, Ariz./Desert Lights Gymnastics
  • Ragan Smith, Lewisville, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics
All athletes named to the Olympic Team are subject to the approval of the U.S. Olympic Committee's Board of Directors.

The members of the Women's Selection Committee were: Martha Karolyi, women's national team coordinator; Tatiana Perskaia, brevet judge; and Terin Humphrey, athlete representative.
The team  will compete in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 2016 Olympic Games will be held form August 5-21.