Is The U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team Friends? The New Fierce Five Are Super Close
One of the best parts about the 2012 London Olympics was seeing the bonds shared between the Fierce Five: gymnastics stars Jordyn Wieber, Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, Kyla Ross, and McKayla Maroney. The five athletes seemed to be truly close, sharing huge hugs and lots of laughs whenever they were seen together on-screen or in social media posts. With the 2016 Rio Olympics underway, though, the original Fierce Five now has some competition when it comes to being #SquadGoals — in the form of the new Fierce Five, this year's crop of female Olympic gymnasts. It truly seems like the members of the U.S. women's gymnastics team are all friends, with bonds close enough to rival that of their London predecessors.
One look at the teammates' social media posts, and you'll see just how tight a group they've become since joining forces as Olympians. Raisman and Douglas were already close thanks to their time spent in London, but Simone Biles, Laurie Hernandez, and Madison Kocian all seem to be BFFs, as well. The five athletes have been constantly posting adorable photos and videos together ever since they were chosen for the Olympic team, from silly snaps of them goofing off in their rooms to more serious posts honoring each other's impressive achievements. Here's a look at some of the team's best BFF moments so far.
When Hernandez Cracked Up Over Raisman's "Model" Walk
The team can't even film an ad together without bursting out into laughter.
When They Were Genuine #SquadGoals
Those shirts are perfect.
When They Went On A Shopping Spree
Hopefully they got some well-deserved fun.
When They Tucked Each Other Into Bed
As BFFs do, of course.
When Raisman And Biles Compared Supplies
Competing with Biles, one of the best gymnasts in the world, doesn't come without its (hilarious) challenges.
When They Rocked The Group Selfie
It takes true friendship to handle a giant group selfie.
When They Made Fun Of Each Other's Goofs
This hang-out turned dangerous, but the team couldn't stop laughing at Hernandez's goof.
When They Became An Actual Family
That #BigSis hashtag is too much.
When They Had Fun With The Photobooth
A sign of any strong friendship.
When They Found Out They Were Going To Rio
Solidarity in its finest form.
It's so great to see that even when they're competing for gold, these teammates still put their friendship first.