Behind-the-scenes in Rio with Team USA gymnasts

Fourth-Place Medal

The members of the new ‘Fierce Five’ gymnastics squad are living the dream at the Rio Olympics and sharing their journey on social media. Take a look at how Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez, and Madison Kocian are spending their time in Rio when they’re not going for gold.

<p>The new ‘Fierce Five’ squad squeezes into frame for a selfie at the Rio Olympic Village. (At 4′ 8″, Simone Biles is a whole two feet shorter than U.S. volleyball player David Lee. But, as Biles, tweeted, “size difference in olympians doesn’t matter.” (@Simone_Biles/Twitter) </p>
Selfie time

The new ‘Fierce Five’ squad squeezes into frame for a selfie at the Rio Olympic Village. (At 4′ 8″, Simone Biles is a whole two feet shorter than U.S. volleyball player David Lee. But, as Biles, tweeted, “size difference in olympians doesn’t matter.” (@Simone_Biles/Twitter)

<p>Biles took time to give props to the Team USA swimmers: “Congrats to @Nathangadrian & @MichaelPhelps on the 4×100 meter GOLD!” (@Simone_Biles/Twitter) </p>
Simone Biles meets Michael Phelps

Biles took time to give props to the Team USA swimmers: “Congrats to @Nathangadrian & @MichaelPhelps on the 4×100 meter GOLD!” (@Simone_Biles/Twitter)

<p>The shirts say it all. (@Simone_Biles/Twitter) </p>
Squad goals

The shirts say it all. (@Simone_Biles/Twitter)

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<p>Rhonda Faehn, Senior Vice President of women’s USA Gymnastics, took this shot on the way home from the qualifiers on August 7, 2016: “On bus after amazing meet by Simone and Aly and Team USA!!!” (@RhondaUSAGym/Twitter) </p>
After qualification round

Rhonda Faehn, Senior Vice President of women’s USA Gymnastics, took this shot on the way home from the qualifiers on August 7, 2016: “On bus after amazing meet by Simone and Aly and Team USA!!!” (@RhondaUSAGym/Twitter)

<p>“My side of the table CREAMED @lauriehernandez_ & @gabbycvdouglas,” wrote Aly Raisman of this foosball action shot. (alyraisman/Instagram) </p>
Olympic foosball

“My side of the table CREAMED @lauriehernandez_ & @gabbycvdouglas,” wrote Aly Raisman of this foosball action shot. (alyraisman/Instagram)

<p>“For the last 2 years he has encouraged & believed in me! #Rio2016 #MyCoach,” wrote Gabby Douglas with this photo of her and coach Christian Gallardo. (@gabrielledoug/Twitter) </p>
Gabby Douglas with her coach

“For the last 2 years he has encouraged & believed in me! #Rio2016 #MyCoach,” wrote Gabby Douglas with this photo of her and coach Christian Gallardo. (@gabrielledoug/Twitter)

<p>Laurie Hernanez and Madison Kocian are “posing hard for that good selfie lighting.” (@lzhernandez02/Twitter) </p>
Teammates

Laurie Hernanez and Madison Kocian are “posing hard for that good selfie lighting.” (@lzhernandez02/Twitter)

<p>Aly Raisman, 22, is keeping busy by trading Olympic pins with other athletes. “Pin trading like it’s ma day job,” she wrote on Twitter. (@Aly_Raisman/Twitter) </p>
Aly Raisman, pin trader

Aly Raisman, 22, is keeping busy by trading Olympic pins with other athletes. “Pin trading like it’s ma day job,” she wrote on Twitter. (@Aly_Raisman/Twitter)

<p>The team in Rio with their “USA leg warmers on point.” (alyraisman/Instagram) </p>
Team USA leg warmers

The team in Rio with their “USA leg warmers on point.” (alyraisman/Instagram)

<p>Simone Biles and Laurie Hernandez share this selfie from their Olympic Village apartment. (@Simone_Biles/Twitter) </p>
Olympic roomies

Simone Biles and Laurie Hernandez share this selfie from their Olympic Village apartment. (@Simone_Biles/Twitter)

<p>“Embrace the journey,” wrote Biles on this photo of her looking out over the Olympic Village with Madison Kocian (left), Laurie Hernandez (second right), and Gabby Douglas (right). (@Simone_Biles/Twitter) </p>
At the Olympic Village

“Embrace the journey,” wrote Biles on this photo of her looking out over the Olympic Village with Madison Kocian (left), Laurie Hernandez (second right), and Gabby Douglas (right). (@Simone_Biles/Twitter)

<p>Laurie Hernandez and Aly Raisman catch up with Dutch gymnast Eythora Thorsdottir on their travels in Rio. (@eythora/Twitter) </p>
On the bus

Laurie Hernandez and Aly Raisman catch up with Dutch gymnast Eythora Thorsdottir on their travels in Rio. (@eythora/Twitter)

<p>Simone Biles captioned this essential Olympic rings squad photo with a simple “TEAM USA.” (@Simone_Biles/Twitter) </p>
Olympic rings

Simone Biles captioned this essential Olympic rings squad photo with a simple “TEAM USA.” (@Simone_Biles/Twitter)

<p>Japanese gymnast Aiko Sugihara posted this snap of the Team Japan and Team USA gymnasts crossing paths in Rio. (@loveco_smile/Twitter) </p>
Team USA meets Team Japan

Japanese gymnast Aiko Sugihara posted this snap of the Team Japan and Team USA gymnasts crossing paths in Rio. (@loveco_smile/Twitter)

<p>At 4′ 8″, Simone Biles is a whole two feet shorter than U.S. volleyball player David Lee. But, as Biles, tweeted, “size difference in olympians doesn’t matter.” (@Simone_Biles/Twitter) </p>
Size doesn’t matter

At 4′ 8″, Simone Biles is a whole two feet shorter than U.S. volleyball player David Lee. But, as Biles, tweeted, “size difference in olympians doesn’t matter.” (@Simone_Biles/Twitter)

<p>Simone Biles and Laurie Hernandez explore the Rio Olympic Village on July 29. (@Simone_Biles/Twitter) </p>
Nights in Rio

Simone Biles and Laurie Hernandez explore the Rio Olympic Village on July 29. (@Simone_Biles/Twitter)

<p>The gymnasts show off their patriotic leotards during practice in Rio. (@Simone_Biles/Twitter) </p>
Patriotic leos

The gymnasts show off their patriotic leotards during practice in Rio. (@Simone_Biles/Twitter)

<p>Simone Biles poses in front of her own poster in Rio. (@NBCOlympics/Twitter) </p>
Simone, meet Simone

Simone Biles poses in front of her own poster in Rio. (@NBCOlympics/Twitter)

<p>The team visits Ryan Seacrest on the NBC Olympics set. (@NBCOlympics/Twitter) </p>
Late night squad

The team visits Ryan Seacrest on the NBC Olympics set. (@NBCOlympics/Twitter)

<p>Team USA on their way to Rio on July 29. (@Simone_Biles/Twitter) </p>
Road to Rio

Team USA on their way to Rio on July 29. (@Simone_Biles/Twitter)

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