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.
“Me and all the girls, we were talking about, lets just pretend it’s the P&Gs, that’s it, and you know it’s just another meet,” Lauren shared after the competition. “This will not change anything, you’ve just got to go out there and you’ve got to give it your all.”
Aly Raisman keeps it casual in button down shirt in one of the first images from the new Aeropostale Back-To-School Campaign.
The 22-year-old Olympic gymnast joined soccer star DeAndre Yedlin for the denim campaign, which will feature both athletes “doing what they do best”.
While Aly will perform a floor routine wearing Seriously Stretchy Denim, DeAndre will be wearing Reflex Denim while playing soccer, demonstrating the elasticity and ease of both collections.
“Partnering with Aéropostale was a dream come true for me,” Aly shared. “I’m always competing in a leotard so being able to perform in the Seriously Stretchy Denim was a fun and off-beat way to bring fashion into my everyday routines.”
DeAndre added, “I’m always striving to perfect my skills on the field. The fact that I could play my game in jeans was definitely a first, and it really did bring the ease of the Aéropostale Reflex Denim collection to life.”
The Back-to-School denim campaign kicks off on July 17th.