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!