SAN JOSE, Calif., July 10, 2016 – USA Gymnastics today announced the five gymnasts and three replacement athletes that will comprise the U.S. Olympic Team for women’s gymnastics that will compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre, automatically qualified to the team at the conclusion of competition at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials for women’s gymnastics after winning the two-day all-around. The balance of the team and three replacement athletes were chosen by the Women’s Selection Committee.
The five-woman team and three replacement athletes are listed below.
Simone Biles, Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre
Gabby Douglas, Tarzana, Calif./Buckeye Gymnastics
Laurie Hernandez, Old Bridge, N.J./MG Elite
Madison Kocian, Dallas, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics
Aly Raisman, Needham, Mass./Brestyan’s American Gymnastics
Ashton Locklear, Hamlet, N.C./Everest Gymnastics
MyKayla Skinner, Gilbert, Ariz./Desert Lights Gymnastics
Ragan Smith, Lewisville, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics
All athletes named to the Olympic Team are subject to the approval of the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Board of Directors.
The members of the Women’s Selection Committee were: Martha Karolyi, women’s national team coordinator; Tatiana Perskaia, brevet judge; and Terin Humphrey, athlete representative.
Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States. Its mission is to encourage participation and the pursuit of excellence in the sport. Its disciplines include men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, acrobatic gymnastics, and group gymnastics. For more information, visit www.usagym.org.