Last night’s NBC. Olympic trials determined the “Fierce Five” female gymnasts who will represent the US at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
During a clip featuring Gabby Douglas a version of La’Porsha Renae’s “Battles” was featured! The song was the American Idol 15 runner-up’s winners single, which she performed on the final as she competed against the eventual winner, Trent Harmon.
Olympic clips are hard to come by, but we do have a low quality video of Gabby doing her thing to La’Porsha’s inspiring song.
— Margaret R. Twitty (@margarettwitty6) July 11, 2016
The five female gymnasts heading to Rio in August, after Sunday’s Olympic trials, include 2012 reigning champion Gabby Douglas, triple medalist Aly Raisman, rising star Simone Biles and newcomers Madison Kocian and Laurie Hernandez.
Shortly after Aly’s 2012 summer Olympics stint in London, she competed on Dancing with the Stars. Host Tom Bergeron congratulated her on twitter with a throwback photo.
— Tom Bergeron (@Tom_Bergeron) July 11, 2016
NBC’s 18 days of summer Olympics coverage begins on Wednesday, August 3, two days before the Opening Ceremony, with women’s soccer, and concludes on Sunday, August 21, the final day of the Games.