Laurie Hernandez Makes History As First Hispanic Woman To Make U.S. Gymnastics Olympics Team Since 1984
Laurie Hernandez is making history and she is only 16 years old. The New Jersey Native is the 1st U.S. Born Hispanic athlete to make the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Olympic team since 1984.
5 Fun Facts About Laurie Hernandez
- She was born in New Brunswick, NJ, on June 9, 2000.
- She’s second-generation Puerto Rican.
- She began her gymnastics career at the age of 5 years old.
- She’s also the first elite gymnast her coach, Maggie Haney, has ever taught.
- She’s the first US-born Latina to make Team USA for the Olympics since Tracee Talavera in 1984.
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