The five who will compete on the U.S. Women's Gymnastics team in the2012 Olympics, said to be the strongest team since 1996, have been chosen after the four-day Olympic Trials concluded on Sunday at the HP Pavilion.
The U.S. Gymnastic team will include:
Gabby Douglas from Virgina Beach, Va.
Aly Raisman from Needham, Mass.
Jordyn Wieber from DeWitt, Mich.
McKayla Maroney from Long Beach, Calif.
Kyla Ross from Aliso Viejo, Calif.
The alternates are Anna Li, Elizabeth Price and Sara Finnegan.
The trials came to a close as Douglas locked up a 15.300 floor exercise beating out reigning world champ Wieber, both who locked in a spot on the team.
Nastia Liukin, the defending Olympic gold medalist and silver uneven bars medalist, lost her spot on the Olympic team on Sunday when she landed face first on the mat. She finished her routine to a standing ovation despite knowing she would be eliminated with a 13.950 score.
My time is over, 22-year-old Liukin said.
While Kiukin exited the trials, all eyes are focused on 16-year-old Gabby Douglas, who is a two-time member of the U.S. National Gymnastics team with a specialty on the uneven bars. Douglas began training at age six and moved on to win the gold medal at the 2011 World Gymnastics Championships in Tokyo and earned the nickname The Flying Squirrel.
Root for me, and thank you if you do, Douglas told Fourth-Place Medal at the recent U.S. Classic. And if you don't, you're going to miss out.
Meet the team in photos included in the slideshow.