UPDATE: Check out some of the best photos from the London Olympics of the US women’s gymnastic team.
After the trials this past weekend saw some heartbreak and a few surprises, the 2012 US Olympic gymnastic team roster has been set. While the list still needs to be approved by the Olympic committee, we can be fairly confident that we’ll be seeing these faces wearing Team USA’s colors come July 27.
Nastia Liukin’s comeback literally fell short when she fell off the uneven bars, but Gabby Douglas got everyone’s attention passing Jordyn Wieber to take the automatic spot on the US women’s team. After Douglas’ performance at the trials, many people think the US could go 1 and 2 in the all-around competition in London, with Weiber as the favorite for gold.
The men’s team looks like it may be up for the team gold in London, the first since the US men won it in 1984. Danell Leyva and John Orozco led the way in the trials with the highest combined scores, but the other three members of the team weren’t far behind.
Here are the mostly official rosters for the men’s and women’s US Olympic gymnastics teams:
Gabby Douglas, Virginia Beach, Va./Chow’s Gymnastics and Dance Institute
McKayla Maroney, Long Beach, Calif./All Olympia Gymnastics Center
Aly Raisman, Needham, Mass./Brestyan’s American Gymnastics
Kyla Ross, Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max Gymnastics
Jordyn Wieber, DeWitt, Mich./Gedderts’ Twistars USA
Sarah Finnegan, St. Louis, Mo./Great American Gymnastics Express
Anna Li, Aurora, Ill./Legacy Elite
Elizabeth Price, Coopersburg, Pa./Parkettes National Gymnastics Center
Jake Dalton, Reno, Nev./University of Oklahoma
Jonathan Horton, Houston/Team Hilton HHonors (Cypress)
Danell Leyva, Miami/Team Hilton HHonors (Universal Gymnastics)
Sam Mikulak, Newport Coast, Calif./University of Michigan
John Orozco, the Bronx, N.Y./Team Hilton HHonors (U.S. Olympic Training Center)
Chris Brooks, Houston/Team Hilton HHonors (Cypress)
Steven Legendre, Port Jefferson, N.Y./Team Hilton HHonors (University of Oklahoma)
Alexander Naddour, Gilbert, Ariz./Team Hilton HHonors (USA Youth Fitness Center)
Check out more pictures from the gymnastics trials and the gymnasts representing the US back at Newscom.
Personally I don’t think you’ve got much of a heart if you didn’t cry a little bit when you saw this:
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