U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Team 2012: Athletes Searching for First Gold Medal

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U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Team 2012: Athletes Searching for First Gold Medal
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With both the U.S. men's and women's gymnastics team this year full of youth, the London Olympics can be a special one for them. This is because the majority of these gymnasts are searching for their first Olympic gold medal.

Now even a bronze Olympic medal is special. However, there's something that's just so overwhelmingly amazing about winning first place in an event that you have spent years of your life training for. The gold medal is a tangible representation of success, that you are indeed the best in the entire world at the event you just won.

The women's team now knows all about this having just won a gold in the team finals. For this young team, all of them are currently in the process of celebrating their first Olympic gold medal.   

Even with their loss in team finals yesterday, many of the men's team still have that hunger for success in individual competition. The opportunity may have been squandered yesterday, but they have to hope that will not be the case in the days to come.

Here's a look at some of the U.S. men's gymnasts that hope to be getting their first Olympic gold medal within the next week.

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