Meet The Ladies Of The U.S. Gymnastics Team

These five women will represent the U.S. in London at the 2012 Summer Olympics. This year a few unexpected names were selected following Nastia Liukin’s shocking fall during the trials.

1. Gabrielle Douglas

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Specialty: Uneven bars
Age: 16
Born: December 31, 1995
Hometown: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Height: 4’ 11”
Twitter: @gabrielledoug
Fun Fact: Her favorite TV show is Vampire Diaries


4. McKayla Maroney

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Specialty: Vault
Age: 16
Born: December 9, 1995
Hometown: Long Beach, CA
Twitter: @McKaylaMaroney
Fun Fact: She was homeschooled

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7. Alexandra Raisman

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Specialty: Floor
Age: 18
Born: May 25, 1994
Hometown: Needham, Massachusetts
Height: 5’ 2”
Twitter: @Aly_Raisman
Fun Fact: Her favorite activity outside of gymnastics is hot yoga

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10. Kyla Ross


Specialty: Beam and uneven bars
Age: 15
Born: October 24, 1996
Hometown: Aliso Viejo, California
Height: 5’ 1”
Twitter: @kyla_ross96
Fun Fact: Her dad was a Triple A baseball player

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13. Jordyn Wieber

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Specialty: Floor and beam
Age: 16
Born: July 12, 1995
Hometown: DeWitt, Michigan
Height: 5’ 2”
Twitter: @jordyn_wieber
Fun Fact: She likes to scrapbook


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