Aly Raisman talks with Madison Kocian while arriving at the airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Wednesday afternoon (July 27).
The 22-year-old gymnast was voted team captain for the team, for her second straight Olympic games.
“Found out through @USAGym Twitter I’m captain again :) thanks guys @gabrielledoug @Simone_Biles @MadisonKocian @lzhernandez02 #USA #RIO2016,” Aly wrote on Twitter before sharing another team pic from Olympic processing.
Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez, Ashton Locklear, MyKayla Skinner and Ragan Smith are also pictured arriving for the Games.
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Gabby Douglas shows off her perfect landing form in this shot from her feature in W Magazine.
The 20-year-old gymnast is headed to Rio for her second Olympic Games and opened up about her chances of a repeat performance as the All-Around champion.
“I don’t see it as pressure, I see it as such a great opportunity,” Gabby shared. “Everything is going really well and my body and my mind are in a good place. Why not give it all another chance? I just to make the best out of it.”
Thinking about after the games, Gabby knows exactly what she wants to do: “Once I am done with gym, we will do outrageous things. Nothing too outrageous, but I will be allowed to do more. I love roller coasters. There is one by where I train, a ride called the Millennium, and it goes like 90 miles per hour and it’s straight up and straight down and it is so much fun.”
Ashton Locklear snapped the best selfie with her U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Olympic Team.
The 18-year-old gymnast, who is one of the three alternates for the team, shared the snap of the team — Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez, Madison Kocian, MyKayla Skinner and Ragan Smith — from a night out together.
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“fun night w/ the girls ???????? #olympicteam,” Ashton captioned the image.
Just days earlier, both Simone and Madison shared pics of their hometown teams giving them a send off from the gym. Check them all out below!
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JJJ isn’t going to lie — Gymnastics at the Olympics is possibly our favorite to watch and we’re super excited to watch both the women and men’s teams in Rio!
Simone Biles, Alexandra Raisman, Gabrielle Douglas, Lauren Hernandez, and Madison Kocian will try to repeat the Fierce Five’s performance from London for the games, while Sam Mikulak will lead Danell Leyva, Chris Brooks, Alex Naddour, and Jake Dalton to medals in the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.
Want to meet the teams? We’ve gathered up some of the gymnasts’ best quotes and hopes for the games in our fun slideshow.
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Just a day after Gabby Douglas was named to the 2016 US Women’s Gymnastics Team for the upcoming 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, she gets her own Barbie!
“I’m excited to be debuting my @Barbie Shero doll! Let’s continue to break barriers and dream big Girls! #YouCanBeAnything #Shero,” the 20-year-old athlete wrote as she unveiled the doll on Instagram.
Gabby added in a statement, “I love a challenge. I love to push limits and I love that my very own Barbie celebrates me for being a role model to girls. Being honored as a Barbie Shero further motivates me to inspire girls by being the best I can be.”
She joins Misty Copeland, Ava DuVernay, Emmy Rossum, Eva Chen, Trisha Yearwood and Zendaya as a “Shero” Barbie.
The fashions for the doll were inspired by Douglas’ own signature GK leotard line that she wears while training hard in the gym. Dressed in a red, white and blue Gabby GK Elite leotard, the doll comes complete with a Nike warm-up suit. The doll is fully articulated, allowing her to do almost all of the moves Gabby performs.
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.
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Simone Biles has secured the top spot on the US Women’s Gymnastics Team for the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics!
The 19-year-old athlete will be joined on the team by Aly Raisman, Laurie Hernandez, Madison Kocian, and Gabby Douglas.
“this is going to be an emotional weekend,” Simone had tweeted ahead of the first day of competition.
The Women’s Gymnastics team will join the Mens’ — Sam Mikulak, John Orozco, Chris Brooks, Jake Dalton and Alex Naddour — in Brazil for competition in August.
Congrats to the entire team!
Simone Biles and Aly Raisman leap into the air for their floor routines during the 2016 U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Olympic Trials held at SAP Center on Friday night (July 8) in San Jose, Calif.
The two gymnasts placed first and third, respectively, on the first day of competition. Laurie Hernandez was second, McKayla Skinner in 4th, Ragan Smith in 5th, Madison Kocian 6th, Gabby Douglas in 7th, and Maggie Nichols in 8th.
“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.”
Tonight, the girls will compete again and the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics team will be named. Laura Marano will also be performing at the event.
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