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2020 Summer Olympics: USA Women's Gymnastics team lineup prediction

Asher Fair
SENIOR ANALYST
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56.71K   //    08 Mar 2018, 18:37 IST

Gymnastics - Artistic - Olympics: Day 4
From left: Aly Raisman, Madison Kocian, Laurie Hernandez, Gabby Douglas and Simone Biles

The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang are in the books, meaning the next Olympic Games are set to be the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

The USA Olympic women's gymnastics team have won the gold medal in each of the last two Olympic Games, as they won it in 2012 in London, England and in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The 2012 team, which has been nicknamed the "Fierce Five", consisted of Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, Kyla Ross and Jordyn Wieber and was the first USA women's gymnastics team to win the gold medal since the team nicknamed the "Magnificent Seven" won it in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States.

The 2016 team, which has been nicknamed the "Final Five", consisted of Douglas and Raisman once again in addition to Simone Biles, Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian. As referenced above, this team also won the gold medal.

The 2020 team, however, is set to consist of just four gymnasts due to a rule change. Who will those four gymnasts be?

Here are the early top four candidates with still more than two years to go until the opening ceremony in Tokyo and tons of variables still not yet known.

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