Some of the best Olympic drama can be found on the high beams or mats. This is the stage where Kerri Strug and Nadia Comaneci became global stars. Any slight wobble or misstep can undo a performance, making gymnastics competitions far from predictable. Butt here are five gymnasts who should find themselves in the medals hunt in London.
Olympian Gabby Douglas has broken through a racial barrier in sports only to be boxed in by old canards about who she is and where she comes from. The more complex story of her family’s influence on her rise on the way to gold deserves to be told.
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