us women's gymnastics team

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time to dance // panic! at the disco

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4 years later… Aly Raisman (USA) Rio 2016 Olympic Games - all around silver medalist

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2016: Year in Review ⇾ Simone Biles at the olympics

Simone Biles finished one of the greatest Olympic Games performances by a gymnast, with five gold medals. Her five medals tie the hardware haul of a USA woman at a single Olympic Games, and her four golds tie an Olympic record shared by three others.Having won a combined total of nineteen Olympic and World Championship medals, she is the most decorated American gymnast, taking over from Shannon Miller, who had held this record since 1996.

eonline.com
Why the Diversity of the U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team Is So Important
Team USA is breaking barriers before the competition in Rio even begins

With a mix of races and ethnicities—black, white, Latina, Jewish—this was easily the most diverse group of women to represent USA gymnastics at the Olympics. And while each woman was selected for her ability and potential to medal, that doesn’t change the fact that seeing the different faces on this year’s team is important and also pretty damn cool.

I’m so effing exciting to watch these ladies compete, and I’m even more excited for the little kids who get to have them as their role models.