London 2012: The Top 10 Medal Hopefuls on the US Women's Track and Field Team

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London 2012: The Top 10 Medal Hopefuls on the US Women's Track and Field Team
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From June 21 to July 1, the nation’s top track and field athletes will compete in the 2012 United States Olympic Trials, with the goal of finishing in the top three places in their event to qualify for their nation.

The ultimate goal for every Olympic hopeful, however, is not only to qualify through the trials, but to finish in the top three places at the 2012 Games and earn a medal.

The U.S. Women’s Track and Field team won nine total medals at the 2008 Games in Beijing, and will certainly be trying to better that this summer by earning a number of medals in double digits. The following 10 women are the most likely to bring hardware back to the United States from London.

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