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L.N. Native and Gymnast McKayla Maroney, Makes 2012 U.S. Olympic Team

SPOILER ALERT: The conclusion of the U.S. Olympic Trials ended on a positive note for the 16-year-old gymnast in San Jose, Calif., Sunday night. The event already aired between 9-11 p.m. ET, and will be tape delayed in the Pacific and Mountain time zones.

Before she probably goes to Disneyland, is going to London to compete in the 2012 Olympics.

The conclusion of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Gymnastic Trials ended on a positive note for the 16-year-old gymnast in San Jose, Calif., Sunday night. At post time, the competition had already aired on the East Coast, and will be tape delayed in the Pacific and Moutain time zones. Maroney will represent the women's gymnastics at the upcoming summer games that will take place between July 27 to Aug. 12. 

Spoiler Alert:

Late Sunday USA Gymnastics announced the gymnasts who will represent the United States in women’s gymnastics at the 2012 Olympic Games in London: Gabby Douglas of Virginia Beach, Va./Chow's Gymnastics and Dance Institute, automatically qualified to the team at the conclusion of the women's competition at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials – Gymnastics after winning the two-day all-around.

The balance of the team and the three replacement athletes were chosen by the Women's Selection Committee.

2012 Women’s Olympic Team:
McKayla Maroney, Laguna Niguel, Calif./All Olympia Gymnastics Center;
Aly Raisman, Needham, Mass./Brestyan's American Gymnastics;
Kyla Ross, Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max Gymnastics; and Jordyn Wieber, DeWitt, Mich./Gedderts' Twistars USA.

Replacement Athletes:
Sarah Finnegan, St. Louis, Mo./Great American Gymnastics Express; Anna Li, Aurora, Ill./Legacy Elite; and Elizabeth Price, Coopersburg, Pa./Parkettes National Gymnastics Center.

All athletes named to the Olympic Team are subject to the approval of the U.S. Olympic Committee's Board of Directors.

charles linden July 04, 2012 at 05:25 PM
Congrats to our local athletes.

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