Gabby Douglas finished first and secured a spot on the US Gymnastics Olympic Team.
Douglas wins all-around at 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials
Gabrielle Douglas earned an automatic berth to the 2012 Olympic Games in London after posting the highest two-day total in the all-around, 123.450, at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in San Jose, Calif.
The complete women’s U.S. Olympic team is comprised of: Douglas; McKayla Maroney of Long Beach, Calif./AOGC; Alexandra Raisman of Needham, Mass./Brestyan’s American Gymnastics; Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max; and Jordyn Wieber of DeWitt, Mich./Gedderts’ Twistars USA. Three replacement athletes were also selected: Sarah Finnegan of St. Louis, Mo./Great American Gymnastics Express; Anna Li of Aurora, Ill./Legacy Elite Gymnastics; and Elizabeth Price of Coopersburg, Pa./Parkettes.
Douglas, Wieber (123.350), and Raisman (120.950) took the top three spots in the all-around standings.
“All of this hard work has definitely paid off,” Douglas said. “I just can’t wait to wear those red, white and blue stripes down my back. It felt like a dream come true.”
“It feels amazing to be an Olympian,” Wieber said. “This is definitely the best day of my life and knowing that all of my hard work has paid off is amazing. I’m just so proud of each and every girl who competed here today.”
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