5 Weaknesses That Could Cost Team USA the Olympic Gold in Women's Gymnastics

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5 Weaknesses That Could Cost Team USA the Olympic Gold in Women's Gymnastics
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The U.S. women's gymnastics team receiving the attention of team co-ordinator Marta Karolyi during a training session in London. From left to right: Jordyn Wieber, McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross, Aly Raisman, and Gabrielle Douglas

As reigning world champions and with a line-up that many pundits consider to be America's best in history, Team USA is the big, heavy favorite for gold in London.

But that doesn't mean they don't have an Achilles' heel or are impervious to faltering. In the following slides, we will look at five key weak areas of the Americans and how each one—or a combination of any of them—could cost Team USA the gold.

It is, after all, theirs to lose.

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