Summer Olympics 2012: 7 Athletes Facing the Most Pressure to Win Gold

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Summer Olympics 2012: 7 Athletes Facing the Most Pressure to Win Gold
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There is a ton of pressure put on some athletes to succeed during the Olympics.

Some athletes have dominated their individual events leading up to the Olympics and are the heavy favorites to win gold.

Others are on teams that are supposed to come out on top and have the pressure of leading their squads to victory. 

Either way, failing to live up to the hype is not only embarrassing for the athlete, but also disappointing for their entire country’s fanbase.

Here are seven athletes who are facing the most pressure to succeed during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. 

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