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The 2012 U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team poses for a photo shoot before the 2012 Olympics. (Peter Read Miller/SI) 

GALLERY: Breakout Athletes of 2012

The 2012 U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team poses for a photo shoot before the 2012 Olympics. (Peter Read Miller/SI) 
GALLERY: Breakout Athletes of 2012

Mary Lou Retton competes on the balance beam during the 1984 Summer Olympics at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles. Retton would win five medals at the 1984 Games - one gold (All-Around), two silver (Team, Vault) and two bronze (Uneven bars, Floor). Much like Retton in 1984, Gabby Douglas and the entire U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team has become one of the most popular American teams competing in the summer Olympics.  (Neil Leifer/SI)

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Mary Lou Retton competes on the balance beam during the 1984 Summer Olympics at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles. Retton would win five medals at the 1984 Games - one gold (All-Around), two silver (Team, Vault) and two bronze (Uneven bars, Floor). Much like Retton in 1984, Gabby Douglas and the entire U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team has become one of the most popular American teams competing in the summer Olympics.  (Neil Leifer/SI)
GALLERY: U.S. Olympians Then and Now | Best Summer Olympics CoversGALLERY: Classic Photos of Gabby Douglas | U.S. Wins Gymnastics Gold

U.S. gymnast John Orosco struggles on the pommel horse during Monday’s competition. The U.S. team hoped to score a medal but would up finishing fifth, behind China, Japan, Britain and Ukraine. (Al Tielemans/SI)

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U.S. gymnast John Orosco struggles on the pommel horse during Monday’s competition. The U.S. team hoped to score a medal but would up finishing fifth, behind China, Japan, Britain and Ukraine. (Al Tielemans/SI)
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This week’s Sports Illustrated previews the Summer Olympics in London and features U.S. gymnasts Jordyn Wieber, Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, Kyla Ross and McKayla Maroney. (Peter Read Miller/SI)

This week’s Sports Illustrated previews the Summer Olympics in London and features U.S. gymnasts Jordyn Wieber, Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, Kyla Ross and McKayla Maroney. (Peter Read Miller/SI)

USA’s Mary Lou Retton does a split on the beam during the 1984 Summer Olympics. Retton would go onto win five medals, including one gold, during the ‘84 games. (Andy Hayt/SI)

GALLERY: SI’s Best Summer Olympic Covers

USA’s Mary Lou Retton does a split on the beam during the 1984 Summer Olympics. Retton would go onto win five medals, including one gold, during the ‘84 games. (Andy Hayt/SI)
GALLERY: SI’s Best Summer Olympic Covers

Katherin Arias of Venezuela competes in the Individual All-Around Rhythmic Gymnastics qualifier at the Pan-Am Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)

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Katherin Arias of Venezuela competes in the Individual All-Around Rhythmic Gymnastics qualifier at the Pan-Am Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)
PHOTO GALLERY: Did You See That - The week’s wildest pictures.