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Aug 9, The gymnasts defended the gold medal in Rio. GO LIVE The U.S. women's gymnastics team has won gold at the Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. Meet the team: Like Douglas, Raisman, too, was a competitor in the Olympics in London, from which she returned as. But on this chilly morning, as they waited to appear on live television, the beaches of She's already appearing in ads for NBC's coverage of the Games, . Although Biles was too young to compete at the Olympics, when she turned. Aug 8, Japan took home the gold, Russia won silver and China, the Gymnastics is hard and there are a lot of good teams out there on the.USA's 'Fierce Five' - Artistic Gymnastics Qualification - London 2012 Olympics
He gives people talent",  and " I love sharing about my faith. God has given me this amazing God-given talent, so I'm going to go out and glorify His name. She went on to compete at the Visa Championships in Boston, Massachusetts. Placing 16th  in that competition, Douglas was not eligible for the Junior Women's National Team. Due to this injury, she was not able to compete and missed the Covergirl US Classic.
While she competed at the Visa Championships in Dallas, Texas, Douglas was unable to perform her full routines and competed only on balance beam and floor exercise. Junior National Championships, Douglas won the silver medal on balance beam, placed fourth all-around and on vault, and tied for eighth on floor exercise.
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She also placed fifth all-around. She couldn't do much during this time, but this allowed her to improve her bar skills. She also placed second on floor, tied for third on beam, and placed fourth in the all-around and on vault. National Championships in St.
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Paul, MinnesotaDouglas tied for third on bars and placed seventh all-around. Douglas also placed fifth in uneven bars.
However, her scores did not count towards winning the competition because she was an alternate. Classic in At the U. National Championships in June, Douglas won the gold medal in uneven bars, silver in the all-around, and bronze in floor. She then won the gold medal in the individual all-aroundbecoming the first African-American woman, as well as the first woman of color of any nationality, to win the event.
She also became the fourth American woman to win Olympic all-around gold as well as the third straight to do so after Mary Lou Retton in Los Angeles inCarly Patterson in Athens in and Nastia Liukin in Beijing inall of whom were at the venue and watched Douglas equal their feat.
Although she was no longer training with Chow, she said that she was still preparing to compete in the Olympics. Chow and his wife were delighted to have Gabby return to the Iowa gym, which they had not expected she would after her departure to Los Angeles in summer and promising junior Norah Flatleywho many consider similar to both Gabby and Shawn in performance style. Nia Dennisnational team member, also trained at Buckeye at the time.
At the National Championships in August, she won the silver medal in the junior all-around competition with a total score of She also placed second on uneven bars and floor exercise, and tied for third on beam with Alexis Vasquez. In September, Hernandez was selected to represent the U. She also took third on vault, fourth on floor exercise, and sixth on balance beam.
She also took second place in the all-around behind Key. She resumed training in the fall and attended the final U. Classic in July, Hernandez won the junior all-around title with a score of She placed third on balance beam She also won the title on the uneven bars with a combined two-day score of It was during this meet that she met Andrea for the first time.
Senior career[ edit ] Hernandez made her senior debut in In March, she competed at the City of Jesolo Trophy in JesoloItaly, earning the bronze medal in the all-around with a score of She also earned a silver medal on vault and a gold medal on balance beam, ahead of Smith and Olympian Aly Raisman. She contributed an all-around score of Hernandez also qualified for the balance beam final, but USA Gymnastics announced that she and Biles would not compete in event finals in order to rest them before the Olympics.
Classic  on bars only, scoring At the end of night one, she was tied for second place in the all-around with Raisman, behind Biles, with a score of