Por Thatiana Diaz
Updated Julio 20, 2016
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Laurie Hernandez
Credit: Ian Terry/The Herald via AP

Young gymnast, Laurie Hernandez, is headed to Rio for the Olympics. Hernandez is excited to not only represent the USA but Puerto Rico. “I'm proud of my heritage. The fact that I'm carrying Puerto Rico on my back, I think that's an honor,” said the gymnast. Before she goes for the gold, meet the 16-year-old representing Latino Americans in Team USA below.