Meet the 2016 U.S. Women’s Olympic Gymnastics Team

Meet the women who will be representing the United States in gymnastics at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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Simone Biles is the four-time national champion and three-time world champion in the all around. With 10 gold world championship Biles holds the record for most ever won by a female gymnast. After winning the national title in 2014 by 4.25 points, a huge margin when medals are often decided by tenths of a point, legendary gymnast and 1984 Olympic all-around champion Mary Lou Retton said, “She may be the most talented gymnast I’ve ever seen in my life, honestly. And I don’t even think she’s tapped into what she really can do. I think she’s unbeatable.” Here, Biles performs on the Balance Beam during the Gymnastics World Championships on October 8, 2014 in Nanning, China.
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Gabby Douglas is the reigning Olympic all-around champion who won silver behind Biles at the 2015 World Championships. She was the first U.S. gymnast to win gold in both the Olympic all-around and team competitions and she was the first reigning women’s all-around Olympic champion to win an all-around world championship medal since the Soviet Union’s Yelena Davydova in 1981. Here, Douglas performs at the 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships on October 24, 2015 in Glasgow, Scotland.
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Lauren Hernandez is another first-year senior. She won all-around bronze at the P&G Championships. At nationals in 2015, Hernandez also claimed medals in all four event finals: gold on uneven bars, silver on floor, and bronze on vault and balance beam. Hernandez’s signature event is the floor exercise, where her early ballet training and sassy attitude earned her high scores and big cheers. Here, Hernandez competes in the floor exercise at the 2016 P&G Gymnastics Championships on June 26, 2016 in St. Louis, Missouri.
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Madison Kocian competes in all four women’s gymnastics events, but it’s her prowess on uneven bars — often one of the U.S.’s weakest events — that has made Kocian an invaluable member of two world championship teams. In an unusual twist, she tied with three other gymnasts for uneven bars gold at the 2015 Worlds. Here, Kocian competes on the balance beam during the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships on October 24, 2015 in Glasgow, Scotland.
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Aly Raisman, the 2012 Olympian champion on floor, was second only to Biles at the P&G Championships, winning silver medals in the all-around, floor and beam categories. Along with her three Olympic medals, Raisman has four world championship medals in her trophy case: team golds from 2015 and 2011, team silver from 2010, and floor bronze from 2011. Here, Raisman competes on the balance beam at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Team Trials on July 1, 2012, in San Jose, California.
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