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Virginia Beach native Gabby Douglas makes U.S. Olympic Women’s Gymnastics Team

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Posted at 7:36 AM, Jul 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-11 07:36:25-04
US Olympic Women's Gymnastics Team (From Left: Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, Madison Kocian, Simone Biles, Laurie Hernandez)

US Olympic Women’s Gymnastics Team (From Left: Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, Madison Kocian, Simone Biles, Laurie Hernandez)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Olympic gold-medalist and Virginia Beach native Gabby Douglas cemented her spot on the U.S. Olympic Women’s Gymnastics Team after two intense days of competition in San Jose, California over the weekend.

Douglas will be joined by fellow gold-medalist Aly Raisman, three-time all-around world champion Simone Biles, first-year-senior standout Laurie Hernandez, and uneven bars specialist Madison Kocian.

Douglas and Raisman both competed on the team at the 2012 Olympics in London, winning both team and individual gold medals. They are the first U.S. women’s gymnasts to make two Olympic teams since Dominique Dawes and Amy Chow did so from 1996 to 2000.

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