Olympic Women's Gymnastics 2012: Americans Who Lead the Charge in Each Event

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Olympic Women's Gymnastics 2012: Americans Who Lead the Charge in Each Event
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The U.S. women's gymnastics team is the favorite to win the team all-around gold medal in London, but the Americans will need to look to one member to lead the team in each individual event if they are to do so.

With a team of Gabby Douglas, Jordyn Wieber, McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross and Aly Raisman, the U.S. has what it takes to win the first team all-around gold for the first time since 1996, and the second time in history.

Douglas and Wieber are a one-two punch that reminds me of Shawn Johnson and Nastia Liukin of 2008. Unlike 2008, however, the rest of the team is also made up of elite competitors, and this can help the team in specific events.

When the Games roll around, these are the individuals to watch in each event.

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