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2016 Women’s Olympic Team

Class of 2017· Disciplines(s): Women's Artistic· Inducted as: Team

Gold Medal Winning Team at the 2016 Olympic Games

The 2016 United States women’s gymnastics Olympic team, often referred to as the “Final Five,” showcased exceptional talent and skill, capturing the hearts of fans worldwide during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Led by head coach Martha Karolyi, this team achieved remarkable success and solidified its place in history.

The team consisted of five extraordinary gymnasts: Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Laurie Hernandez, Gabby Douglas, and Madison Kocian. Each athlete brought unique skills and abilities to the team, contributing to their overall dominance in the competition.

Simone Biles emerged as the standout performer and the face of the team. Her exceptional athleticism, flawless execution, and unmatched power in her routines propelled her to become one of the most decorated gymnasts in history. Biles won four gold medals in Rio, including the individual all-around, vault, and floor exercise, as well as a team gold medal.

Aly Raisman, the team’s captain and a seasoned veteran, delivered powerful performances throughout the competition. Her consistency and remarkable ability on the balance beam and floor exercise earned her two silver medals, one in the individual all-around and another on floor.

Laurie Hernandez, the youngest member of the team, impressed with her incredible poise and grace. She contributed significantly on the balance beam, where her dynamic routines earned her a silver medal.

Gabby Douglas, a returning Olympic champion from the 2012 London Games, showcased her renowned elegance and skill on the uneven bars. She played an essential role in securing the team gold medal.

Madison Kocian, an exceptional bar specialist, displayed her unparalleled technique and precision on the uneven bars, ultimately winning a silver medal in the event.

Together, these five athletes exhibited incredible teamwork, support, and camaraderie, creating a sense of unity that further propelled their success. They dominated the team competition, winning the gold medal by a significant margin and solidifying their place as one of history’s most dominant gymnastics teams.

The 2016 United States women’s gymnastics Olympic team captivated audiences worldwide with their unrivaled performances, cementing their legacy as one of the greatest teams in the sport. Their accomplishments not only brought glory to the United States but also inspired generations of aspiring gymnasts around the world.

Team Members

  • Simone Biles
  • Aly Raisman
  • Laurie Hernandez
  • Gabby Douglas
  • Madison Kocian