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  1. Lloimincia Hall: 5 fast facts

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    She became a viral sensation earlier this month with her dynamic floor routine, and now LSU junior Lloimincia Hall is one of the most recognizable faces entering the NCAA gymnastics championships this weekend in Birmingham, Ala. Here are five fast fa...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  2. Happy Birthday, Shannon Miller!

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    Happy birthday, Shannon Miller! The most decorated gymnast in American history turns 37 today. The 1993 and 1994 world all-around champion, 1996 Olympic balance beam gold medalist and member of the gold-medal winning "Magnificent Seven" won a total o...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  3. Happy Birthday, Carly Patterson!

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    Happy birthday, Carly Patterson! The 2004 Olympic all-around gold medalist turns 26 today. The Baton Rouge, La., native became the second American woman to win the Olympic all-around, joining Mary Lou Retton from 1984. Patterson also claimed two silv...

    Blog | February 04, 2014
  4. Happy Birthday, Mary Lou Retton!

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    Happy birthday, Mary Lou Retton! The iconic gymnast turns 46 today. The West Virginia native vaulted her way into stardom -- literally -- when she became the first female gymnast from outside of Eastern Europe to take home the all-around gold medal a...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  5. Happy New Year, Gabby Douglas!

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    While you're finalizing your New Year's resolutions and counting down the final seconds of 2013, gymnast Gabby Douglas is celebrating her 18th birthday. The 2012 all-around Olympic gold medalist and "Fierce Five" member can now legally vote and buy l...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  6. W Wants to Know: Ashley Wagner

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    We asked two-time U.S. figure skating champion Ashley Wagner five questions about her life away from the ice. What do you need to consider your day complete? My day would not be complete without a trip down to the beach to watch the sunset. Wha...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  7. W Wants to Know: Nastia Liukin

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    Nastia Liukin, a five-time Olympic medalist in gymnastics, hung up her grips for good this past year and headed to New York City. She shared a little about her new life by answering the five questions of "W Wants to Know." What do you need to consid...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  8. Happy Birthday, Dominique Dawes!

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    Happy birthday to Dominique Dawes, who turns 37 today. The owner of four Olympic medals, Dawes became the first African-American to win an Olympic individual medal in gymnastics (she won bronze in the floor exercise at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta) a...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  9. Happy birthday, Kerri Strug!

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    Happy birthday to Kerri Strug, who turns 36 today! The darling of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, an 18-year-old Strug is best remembered for her iconic vault that clinched a gold medal for the United States in the gymnastics team competition. Strug, who ...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  10. Nastia Lands A Perfect 24

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    Happy birthday to Nastia Liukin, who turns 24 today! The 2008 Olympic individual all-around champion retired from gymnastics in 2012 but not before recording nine world championship medals and five Olympic medals. Since leaving the sport, Liukin has...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  11. Kids in the Hall

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    Kyla Ross and McKayla Maroney start competition today at the 2013 U.S. gymnastics championships in Hartford, Conn. The two are part of the Fierce Five, which won the gold medal in gymnastics at the London Olympics last summer. The group, which also i...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  12. Familiar face: McKayla Maroney

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    One year ago today, McKayla Maroney won the silver medal on the vault at the London Olympics. A member of the United States' Fierce Five that had already won team gold in London, Maroney was considered a lock to win an individual gold on the vault. A...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  13. Signature moment in Atlanta

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    On this day in 1996, the Summer Olympics opened in Atlanta, setting the stage for seven women to make their way into our memory banks. And hearts. Amanda Borden, Amy Chow, Dominique Dawes, Shannon Miller, Dominique Moceanu, Jaycie Phelps and Kerri St...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  14. In The Clutch: Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas

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    Gabby Douglas thought about giving up her Olympic dream to work in fast food. Her mom talked her out of it.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2013
  15. W roundtable: 2012 London Games filled with surprise

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    Jordyn Wieber's elimination from the gymnastics all-around competition was surprising and saddening for our espnW contributors, but there were other shockers as well.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2012
  16. W roundtable: The Olympic events we'll be watching

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    From the opening ceremonies to the rivalry in the pool to women's gymnastics, the team tournaments and more, there is plenty to tune in to in London. Here is what espnW contributors will be watching.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2012