Jordyn Wieber ‘still deciding’ on trying to qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics

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Before we know it, the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will be here so athletes need to begin determining whether or not they want to attempt to qualify for the Olympic run.

For United States gymnast Jordyn Wieber, that decision has yet to come.

While speaking on WVOX radio Tuesday morning, the 19 year old discussed the future of her career and said that she is “still deciding” if she will resume her gymnastics career on the Olympic stage.

“I’m still sort of deciding what I want to do at this point,” she said, via NBC Sports.

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Wieber was a key part of the “Fab Five” squad that won gold medal for the United States at the 2012 Summer Games in London.

If she decides to return, the UCLA sophomore will once again be one of the cornerstones of the team.

The other four members of the Fab Five — McKayla Maroney, Gabby Douglas, Kyla Ross and Aly Raisman — have all been or plan on returning to competition by the end of the year.

If any of the women once again make the Olympic squad, they would be the first United States female gymnast to compete in back-to-back Olympics since Dominique Dawes and Amy Chow back in 1996 and 2000.

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