10 Awesome US Female Olympian Gymnasts

Grecia Hernandez

All of these talented girls have not only represented our country at the Olympics for the past 9 years, but have also landed two consecutive GOLD wins! 

Take a moment to meet them, know about their accomplishments and get inspired.

The Graduates:  Beijing 2008

Shawn Johnson, 24 & Nastia Liukin, 26


They were the stars of Beijing getting all-round silver and gold medals. Although both are now retired, they remain friends and Liukin is currently NBC’S Rio 2016 Gymnastics Analyst.

The US Gymnastics team landed the 2nd place (silver) at Beijing 2008 Olympic games.

The Fierce Five: London 2012

the fierce five

Responsible for winning the country a gold medal as a team, these fierce chicas made gymnastics even more popular than ever before.

McKayla Maroney, 20

After winning the silver medal in the vault finals, Maroney was photographed on the medal podium while giving a brief look of disappointment with her lips pursed to the side.

Kyla Ross, 19

Has retired from elite gymnastics and focus on attending the University of California, Los Angeles starting fall 2016.

Jordyn Wieber, 21

Placed fourth overall behind teammates Raisman and Douglas, meaning that she would not advance due to the rule limiting participating countries to having a maximum of two competitors in the all-around final.

Aly Raisman, 22

Captain of both the 2012 and the 2016 US Olympics Gymastics Team, both times winning gold. Landed 2nd place at this year’s all-round individual finals.

Gabby Douglas, 20

The only gymnast on the team to compete in all four disciplines: vault, uneven bars, balance beam, and floor exercise, during the qualifying round and during the finals of the team competition.

Douglas and Raisman are currently part of the Rio 2016 US Gymnastics team as well.

New Talent: Rio 2016

2016 rio gymnastics teamBesides Douglas and Raisman, three talented young ladies joined the GIRL POWER team for the 2016 Rio Olympics taking 1st place (Again!) and bringing home a gold medal!

Laurie Hernandez, 16

She is a Christian of Puerto Rican descent living in New Jersey. #LatinaRepresent

Madison Kocian, 19

She is a 2015 world champion on uneven bars and a two-time World Championships team member.  Like Kyla Ross, will be attending UCLA during Fall 2016.

Simone Biles, 19

The most talented newcomer of them all, winner of a gold medal in the all-round finals and a Zac Efron super fan!

Do you feel like training now? Who knows? You could be representing the US in four more years…. 

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