US Olympic Women's Gymnastics Team 2012: Roster, Top Contenders & More

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US Olympic Women's Gymnastics Team 2012: Roster, Top Contenders & More
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Expectations are always high for the U.S. women’s gymnastics team, but the London 2012 Games bring a more frenzied level of hype than usual.

Young and overflowing with premier talent, Team USA won last year’s world championships going away and could contend for gold medals in as many as five of the six Olympic artistic disciplines. If that wasn’t enough, Team USA’s ballyhooed quintet recently graced the cover of Sports Illustrated under the headline, “Five Stars.”

Hello, pressure.

Meet the team that everyone is buzzing about and get to know just what exactly makes this squad one of the most compelling collectives Uncle Sam will send to London.

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