Gymnastics Trials 2012: 5 Bold Predictions for Women's Competition

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Gymnastics Trials 2012: 5 Bold Predictions for Women's Competition
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Will the 2012 U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials in San Jose, CA, just be a repeat of Visa Championships? It's only been three weeks since the national championships, it's the same gymnasts competing and they haven't changed much of their skills. Sometimes people question how exciting this will really get.

However, I think trials is one of the most exciting times of the year, maybe even more exciting than the actual Olympics. All of these athletes are competing against each other for one of five coveted spots on the team, and in a few weeks, they will become a united force facing the other countries. If you want to talk about the ever-changing world of sports, that's a prime example.

As shown by Sam Mikulak's performance during the first night of men's trials, a gymnast who is not one of the front-runners can steal the show.

On the women's side, everybody is focused on Gabby Douglas and Jordyn Wieber. They are easily going to be front-runners in this year's show.

However, it must be remembered that there are 13 other gymnasts vying for a spot on Team USA, and all these gymnasts are going to give it everything they have this weekend.

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