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Latina gymnast Laurie Hernandez becomes Team USA superstar
Laurie Hernandez is the first Latina gymnast to participate in the Olympics since Cuban-American Annia Hatch in 2004. 
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United States' Lauren Hernandez performs on the floor during the artistic gymnastics women's qualification at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
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From left, United States' Lauren Hernandez, Gabrielle Douglas and Simone Biles stand together after their floor routine during the artistic gymnastics women's qualification at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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United States' Madison Kocian has her shoulders rubbed by teammate Lauren Hernandez before her uneven bars routine during the artistic gymnastics women's qualification at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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U.S. gymnasts, from left, Aly Raisman, Madison Kocian, Lauren Hernandez and Simone Biles wait for the score during the artistic gymnastics women's qualification at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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U.S. gymnasts, from right, Gabrielle Douglas, Aly Raisman, Lauren Hernandez, Simone Biles and Madison Kocian walk to the next apparatus during the artistic gymnastics women's qualification at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
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United States' Lauren Hernandez performs on the floor during the artistic gymnastics women's qualification at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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United States' Lauren Hernandez performs on the floor during the artistic gymnastics women's qualification at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
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United States' Lauren Hernandez performs on the floor during the artistic gymnastics women's qualification at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
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United States' Lauren Hernandez performs on the floor during the artistic gymnastics women's qualification at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
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United States' Lauren Hernandez performs on the floor during the artistic gymnastics women's qualification at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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United States' Lauren Hernandez performs on the floor during the artistic gymnastics women's qualification at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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United States' Lauren Hernandez trains on the balance beam ahead of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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United States' Lauren Hernandez trains on beam ahead of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

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United States' Lauren Hernandez trains on the floor exercise ahead of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

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United States' Lauren Hernandez trains on the vault ahead of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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United States' Lauren Hernandez performs on the floor during the artistic gymnastics women's qualification at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
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United States' Lauren Hernandez performs on the floor during the artistic gymnastics women's qualification at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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United States' Lauren Hernandez trains on the vault ahead of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

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FILE - In this July 8, 2016 file photo, Lauren Hernandez competes on the floor exercise during the women's U.S. Olympic gymnastics trials in San Jose, Calif. Hernandez is turning professional ahead of the Summer Olympics. The 16-year-old from Old Bridge, New Jersey announced Wednesday, Aug. 3 she is giving up her amateur status just days before helping Team USA vie for a second straight Olympic gold. Hernandez had verbally committed to competing collegiately at Florida before signing with Shade Global Inc. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
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Latina gymnast Laurie Hernandez becomes Team USA superstar

Laurie Hernandez is the first Latina gymnast to participate in the Olympics since Cuban-American Annia Hatch in 2004. 

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