Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas Land Spots on 2016 U.S. Gymnastics Olympics Team

2016 US Gymnastics team
Simone Biles and Gabby Douglas have successfully secured their spots in the 2016 Olympic Games, which means they’ll be taking their talents to Rio in a few weeks, hoping to bring home the gold for the country (again).

20-year-old Douglas, who is a returning Team USA champion, competed in the 2012 Games. Her impressive balance of skill and precision helped her land a spot on the team and she’s ready to put on a great show, just like she did in London. “I do want to be sharper,” she said of returning to the Games 4 years later. “When I look at my performances, I’m like, ‘Oo, you’re lagging behind, Gabs.’ The one thing I tell myself is to not get lazy. Nothing is handed to you; you always have to fight for yourself. Personally, I don’t feel as sharp as London, but that’s going to change. Right now, I’m so determined to get back in the gym and be better than before.” she told Team USA about being compared to her 2012 self.

19-year-old Biles, who has been blowing the sports world away with her talent, reportedly landed the team’s only automatic qualification spot during trials. Her addition to the team is no surprise, “I’m excited about being with the girls all the time because we all know what it’s like to go through this and we have each other to lean on, and I think that’s the best thing that could have happened,” she said about her upcoming month before heading to Rio.

Aly Raizman, who also competed for Team USA in 2012, returns to the team this year, joined by Madison Kocian and Laurie Hernandez, rounding out the Fearsome Five.

2016 Olympians.

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Congrats to all the ladies of Team USA!

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