These talented Black girls are headed to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where they will compete against the world’s finest gymnasts on an all-star team.
During the Olympic trials, Biles was a standout, earning the only automatic qualification spot, according to Team USA.
Douglas has already made history at the games as the first U.S. athlete to win both team and all-around gold medals.
She told the site she is bringing the same amount of concentration and focus to her second stint at the games: “I am definitely tuning out the world. I haven’t been on social media since P&Gs. I haven’t posted anything. Even if you see those posts, it’s not me. Someone does sponsored-posts for me. I’ve been in my own bubble.”
“I’m so excited,” Douglas told People. “My older sister and I used to play with Barbies and create these dramatic fantasy stories, so it’s such a huge honor.”
We wish the entire Team USA luck as they represent American athleticism on the global stage.
#BlackGirlMagic: Simone Biles & Gabby Douglas Named To U.S. Gymnastics Olympic Team was originally published on hellobeautiful.com