Olympic Gymnastics 2012: Breaking Down the Biggest Hopefuls in Every Event

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Olympic Gymnastics 2012: Breaking Down the Biggest Hopefuls in Every Event
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Gabby Douglas will look to maintain the U.S. women's success in Olympic gymnastics.

The 2012 London Olympics signals the return of gymnastics back into the global spotlight.

Four years ago, Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson captivated audiences by winning five and four medals, respectvely, for the United States at Beijing. Now that Johnson retired and Liukin failed to qualify after falling during Olympic trials, the door is open for new names to steal the show.

An exciting cast of competitors are set to undergo fierce battles for medals in all 14 gymnastic category. Well, this is gymnastics, so probably more graceful than fierce.

Here are some athletes poised to take home the gold in each event in the 2012 Olympics.

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