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Jordyn Wieber during a recent Olympics training session in London.
She is the world all-around champion, a two-time U.S. senior national champion, a three-time American Cup champion.
Jordyn Wieber is also the only one among the U.S. women's five gymnasts who has consistently been in the top three on all four events. With Gabby Douglas' beam troubles and Kyla Ross' beautiful clean lines on the same event, it's highly likely the team's final line-up will be as follows:
Vault: Maroney, Wieber, Douglas
Bars: Douglas, Ross, Wieber
Beam: Raisman, Wieber, Ross
Floor: Raisman, Wieber, Douglas
Should anything happen to Wieber—injury, sickness, or simply nerves—the team will suffer significantly. Yes, the Romanian team is in somewhat of a similar situation with their star, Larisa Iordache, but not so the Russians or the Chinese, both of which are also in contention for the team title.
Wieber has proven to be consistent, almost to the point of being machine-like, but we're talking about 'what-ifs' here and Team USA would look to be in trouble if a 'what-if' took Wieber out of the picture.