US Olympic Trials 2012: 5 Comeback Athletes Hoping to Find Their Way to London

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US Olympic Trials 2012: 5 Comeback Athletes Hoping to Find Their Way to London
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The 2012 Olympic Games are on the horizon and that means America will soon fall in love with a new slew of athletes. But comeback athletes may well receive the most support because viewers tend to be more sympathetic to those who have overcome long odds to put themselves in a position to compete for glory.

Here are five comeback athletes who missed the 2008 Beijing Games, but share the dream of making it onto the medal stand in London.

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