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Meet Team USA: Gymnastics


The U.S. gymnastics trials ended on Sunday night. Meet your new team, USA! Although die-hard fans were waiting to see Nastia Liukin make her anticipated comeback, they might have been disappointed: Liukin suffered multiple falls from the beams and bars both days of the trials, effectively taking herself out of the running. Although she'll be traveling to London, she'll be watching the Olympics, not competing. In the fall, Liukin plans on attending NYU and obtaining her degree.

So, who did make the cut? Read on to find out a little bit more about your new Olympic gymnastics team!

1. Gabby Douglas: A little bit surprisingly, 16-year-old Gabby Douglas (pictured here) beat out Jordyn Wieber this weekend by .1 points for the No. 1 and only guaranteed spot on the Olympic team. 

2. Jordyn Wieber: Coming in second to Douglas, Wieber has been considered the best gymnast in the world for some time now and is the 2011 all-around winner at the World Championships. 

3. Aly Raisman: Another  very strong gymnast and one who competes in all four events, Ali Raisman is the 2012 Secret U.S. Classic all-around winner. 

4. Kyla Ross: Ross came in second to Aly Raisman by .550 points at the Secret U.S. Classic, proving she's just as good as Raisman and that they're almost as good as Weiber and Douglas. 

5. McKayla Maroney: Although Maroney suffered a slight concussion a few weeks ago, it didn't seem to hurt her performance at trials this weekend. Maroney specializes in the Amanar vault, a move that's incredibly difficult to pull off—yet she does it night after night. 

Elizabeth Price, Ali Li, and Sarah Finnegan will also be traveling to the Olympics this year as alternates.


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