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Let’s Talk Sports: Laurie Hernandez


Let’s Talk Sports: Laurie Hernandez

10 things you need to know about the Olympian!

This past Sunday Laurie Hernandez secured her spot amongst four other women on the USA Women’s Gymnastics Team! The 16-year-old Olympian is overwhelmed with joy and excitement as she prepares for the Rio games! “As a little girl this is all I have ever wanted,” she said. “I am just enjoying the moment and it is nice.” We are so excited for Laurie, as her passion, dedication and life-long dream is all coming to life! So let’s take a look at the 10 things we think you should know about the gymnast!

1. She is from Old Bridge, New Jersey

2. Laurie has been a gymnast since she was 5 years old!

3. She has been with her coach Maggie Haney since she started gymnastics!

4. Floor is her specialty

5. She has two older siblings. A brother and a sister!

6. Many people nicknamed her the “human emoji,” because of all her facial expressions!

7. She is an AWESOME teammate!

8. She has a big bold, outgoing personality with a little bit of natural born sass!

9. The gymnast loves to dance and have a good time!

10. Laurie is the first U.S.-born Hispanic athlete to make the USA Women’s Gymnastic Olympic team since 1984!

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