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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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