During four rounds of competitions at the U.S. nationals and Olympic trials at the HP Pavilion over the weekend, Douglas finished with an overall score of 123.450 outperforming Jordyn Wieber, who is an all-around world champion. Wieber finished in second on 123.350.
Douglas and Wieber, who is also 16, are expected to win the women’s all around title in gymnastics during the 2012 London Olympics in a few weeks.
Dougals, who started gymnastics at the age of 6, was a member of the U.S. team that won the gold medal in the team finals at the 2011 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Tokyo, Japan.
The teenager made her debut on the national scene at the 2010 Nastia Liukin SuperGirl Cup, a televised Level 10 meet held in Worcester, Massachusetts, where Douglas placed fourth all-around.
Her first elite meet was the 2010 CoverGirl Classic in Chicago, Illinois, where Douglas placed third on balance beam, 6th on vault and 9th all-around in the junior division.
At the 2010 U.S. Junior National Championships, Douglas won the silver medal on balance beam, placed fourth all-around and on vault, and tied for eighth on floor exercise.
In the 2010 Pan American Championships in Guadalajara, Mexico, Douglas won the uneven bars title, and she won a share of the U.S. team gold medal. She also placed fifth all-around.
The three other ladies who qualified for the women’s gymnastics team are: Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Sarah Finnegan