2012 Summer Olympics: US Divers with Best Chance to Medal

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2012 Summer Olympics: US Divers with Best Chance to Medal
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The United States Olympic diving team, once the best in the world, was completely shut out of the medal count at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. China, now the dominant force in the sport, won seven of eight gold medals and 11 of 24 total medals.

China continues to dominate the sport heading into the 2012 Games, and the nation is favored to sweep the gold medals in London. While the United States doesn't have much hope of winning a gold, there are several members of the diving team who have hopes, and the necessary talent to win a medal for Team USA, the first since Laura Wilkinson won gold at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Seven American Olympians in particular, three as individuals and four as partners, are in a strong position to win medals in the 2012 London Olympics.

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