Aly Raisman, Gabrielle Douglas, Laurie Hernandez, Madison Kocian, and Simone Biles were named to the US Women’s Gymnastics Team for the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics on Sunday (July 10) after two intense evenings of U.S. Olympic Team Trials.
Now, the ladies are taking to social media to react to the news that they’ll be competing in Rio next month!
“Your 2016 Olympic team baby!!!!,” Aly wrote on her Instagram. Lauren wrote a heartfelt note on Instagram, and also posted a fun video of the ladies dancing after hearing the news: “Extremely honored to say I’ll be representing team USA at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. I want to thank God, cause with God nothing is impossible. I definitely want to thank @maggiehaney26 for staying by my side since 2005 and dealing with me every day in the gym haha! As much as a sacrifice I make for this sport, you make as much for me every day and I’m so grateful. S/o to my family and friends for being so supportive of me for the past few years; and all the doctors that have helped me stay in one piece! I can’t wait to take on this new chapter in my life!”
Gabby posted a photo of the Olympians, captioning the Instagram, “2016 Olympians.”
Simone took to Twitter and put out some retweets and thanks to those sending their congrats.
When you find out you're going to the olympics>> pic.twitter.com/st3A26seDM
— Laurie Hernandez ? (@lzhernandez02) July 11, 2016
40+ pics inside of the women competing last night…