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Laurie Hernandez Has Been Ready for Rio Since She Was a Baby

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Laurie Hernandez was heartbroken when she found out that she wouldn't be competing for the individual women's gymnastics all-arounds this year in Rio, but the spunky teenager (she's only 16 years old!) has proven to America that she has what it takes to be a top Olympic athlete. As the youngest member of the U.S. Women's Gymnastics team, she definitely has the chance to come back and compete again for the gold. The one event she's become known for this summer is floor, where she goes above and beyond (literally) in exciting rountines filled with personality. And for those who've known her from a young age, this comes as no surprise. FloGymnastics unveiled a video of a baby Hernandez that's sure to steal your heart.

In the video, Laurie is performing as a Level 4 gymnast—the first required competitive level of gymnastics, People explained. Watching it shows just how good (and adorable) the gymnast was about 8 years ago, and gives you a hint as to what an Olympic-level gymnast might look like at a young age. It's no shock after watching her compete against fellow 7 and 8 year olds that Laurie is as good as she is now. In fact, she's been practicing these moves since she was 5! She's been preparing for Rio for most of her life, and America is excited to see how she performs tonight—and in the years to come.


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