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Gymnasts compete for spot on Olympic team


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U.S. gymnast Sabrina Vega competes on the balance beam in this multiple exposure photograph at the U.S. Olympic gymnastics trials in San Jose, Calif. June 29, 2012.

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Gabby Douglas hugs her coach Liang Chow after performing her floor exercise routine on Friday night.

AP reports:  Jordyn Wieber looks ready for London. As for the rest of the U.S. women, they still have some work to do. 

The reigning world champion was about the only one not affected by nerves Friday, breezing through the first night of the Olympic trials and all but assuring herself of the lone guaranteed spot on the five-woman London team. Wieber finished with 61.7 points, 0.3 points ahead of Gabby Douglas, who had to work out of a hole after making a big error on uneven bars, her first event. Continue reading the full story.

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Anna Li competes on the beam during day 2 of the trials.

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Nastia Liukin performs on the balance beam.

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Jordyn Wieber performs on the balance beam on Friday night.


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