WHERE ARE THEY NOW? The 'Fierce Five' US women's gymnastics team that won gold at the 2012 London Olympics

Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas on nerves and the 'fierce five'

On Sunday, the United States Women's Gymnastics Team began their quest to repeat as Olympic champions in the team all-around event.

The bar has been set high in Rio for Team USA thanks to the incredible performance of the "Fierce Five" during the 2012 Olympics in London.

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In addition to winning the gold in the team competition, the five gymnasts combined to win four medals in the individual events, including two gold.

Below we look back at the "Fierce Five" and see what they are up to today.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? The 'Fierce Five' US women's gymnastics team that won gold at the 2012 London Olympics
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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? The 'Fierce Five' US women's gymnastics team that won gold at the 2012 London Olympics

In London, Jordyn Wieber was 17 and entered the Olympics as the reigning world champion in the all-around. However, despite finishing fourth in the all-around during the qualification round, she was not permitted to compete in the final as two other Americans (Raisman and Douglas) finished higher and only two gymnasts from one country were permitted in the final (21 gymnasts with lower scores were allowed to compete in the final). She did qualify for the final in the floor exercise, finishing seventh.

Today, Wieber is a psychology student at UCLA. In 2015, she announced her retirement from gymnastics on Derek Jeter's website, The Players Tribune. She now serves as a team manager for the Bruins' gymnastics team.

Kyla Ross was just 15 years old in London. She did not reach the finals in any individual events, but did help the team to gold in the team finals with strong scores on the uneven bars and the beam.

Ross recently announced her retirement from elite gymnastics. However, she just enrolled at UCLA, where she is a member of the gymnastics team.

Aly Raisman was the oldest member of the team at 18 and was the team captain. In addition to the team gold, she also won gold in the individual floor exercise, bronze on the balance beam, and just missed a medal in the individual all-around, finishing fourth.

Raisman was a contestant on Season 16 of "Dancing with the Stars" in 2013. Now she is back as a member of the US Women's Gymnastics team competing in Rio. She is the oldest member of the team and affectionately nicknamed, "Grandma Aly" by her teammates.

At just 16, Gabby Douglas was the biggest star of the Fierce Five. In addition to leading the team to gold as the only member to compete in all four events in the team competition, she won the individual all-around gold. She became the first American to ever win gold in both the team and individual all-around.

Along with Raisman, Douglas is also back on the Olympic team competing in Rio. She also now has her own Barbie doll.

McKayla Maroney was 16 at the London Olympics and posted the highest score of any American in the team finals, when she received a near-perfect 16.233 on the vault. She also finished fourth in the individual all-around, but she is most famously remembered for her "not impressed" face on the podium after finishing second in the vault.

In February, Maroney announced her retirement from elite gymnastics. She has now turned her attention to being an Instagram star, with more than a million followers. She is also an aspiring actor and singer.


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