2012 US Olympic Gymnastics Team: How Does USA Stack Up Against Best in World?

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2012 US Olympic Gymnastics Team: How Does USA Stack Up Against Best in World?
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The 2012 U.S. Olympic women’s gymnastics team is set. The five young ladies to represent America in London are Gabby Douglas, Jordyn Wieber, Aly Raisman, Kyla Ross and McKayla Maroney.

As the strongest team since the Magnificent Seven in 1996, these ladies have a great opportunity to capture gold and Olympic immortality together as well as individually. Soon—very soon—the U.S. will take the stage at the most anticipated summer athletic event, the London 2012 Olympics and the competition is expected to be fierce.

How the women stack up against the rest of the competition remains an unknown, but ahead are some matchups between Team USA and some of the international greats. Certainly, Romania, Russia and even Great Britain have strong reputations to uphold.

So, which legitimate contenders outside the U.S. could snatch victory from the girls in red, white and blue? Who would you choose in the following head-to-head matchups?

Compare the following routines and decide for yourself.

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