Gabby Douglas, who hasn’t competed since the London Olympics, hopes to be named to the U.S. roster for the Jesolo Trophy in Italy from March 28-29, according to USA Gymnastics.
It’s the same goal as Olympic teammate Aly Raisman, who also hasn’t competed since the London Games.
Last summer, Douglas said she hoped to return at the 2015 Secret Classic, which will be July 25 in Hoffman Estates, Ill., but was open to an earlier international assignment. The Jesolo Trophy would be just that. The U.S. team for the Italian meet is expected to be named after a national team camp in March.
Both Douglas and Raisman are attempting a feat no U.S. woman has accomplished in 16 years — make back-to-back Olympic gymnastics teams.
They could be joined by McKayla Maroney, who missed last season after March knee surgery. Maroney has not announced when she next plans to compete.
Another Olympic gold medalist, Kyla Ross, hasn’t stopped competing since London, winning World Championships all-around medals in 2013 and 2014.
Jordyn Wieber, the 2011 World all-around champion, is reportedly not going to make a run for the Rio Olympics.