2012 U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials: Men's, Women's Teams Set

The men's and women's gymnastic teams for the 2012 London Olympics are set.

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2012 U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials: USA Gymnastics Announces Women's Team

The trials are over, and USA Gymnastics has selected the five gymnasts who will make up the Women's Team headed to the 2012 London Olympics.


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Headlined by Gabby Douglas, who had a unique way of celebrating after her team-high score clinched her an automatic berth in the games. The five-woman squad is rounded out by McKayla Maroney, Alexandra Raisman, Kyla Ross and Jordyn Wieber. The squad is more or less the odds-on favorite to win team gold in London.

Notably absent is Nastia Liukin, whose prolific gymnastics career may be at an end. The 22-year old had sub-par trials, and the crowd realized they might have been witnessing her final performance on a major stage, giving her a rousing ovation as she finished her routine on the balance beam.

For more on USA Gymnastics and the 2012 London Olympics, check out SB Nation's London Olympics hub.

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Jake Dalton, Jonathan Horton, Sam Mikulak Named To Men's U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Team

The U.S. men's Olympic gymnastics team is now complete, following U.S. Gymnastics's announcement of the three gymnasts who were chosen by the selection committee to represent their country at London. Jake Dalton, Jonathan Horton and Sam Mikulak were selected for the team.

Those three join Danell Leyva and John Orozco, who qualified automatically. Leyva and Orozco were favorites to make the team entering U.S. trials and finished in the top two places at the meet to ensure that they would have a place on the team for the Olympics. Horton finished just behind them in third place in the all-around. Mikulak led after the first day and wasn't as strong on Saturday, but still did well enough to be selected for his team on his first attempt to qualify for an Olympic games.

For more coverage of the U.S. Olympic trials in gymnastics, stay tuned to this StoryStream. Full coverage of the Olympic Games and Team USA's qualification processes can be found at SB Nation's London 2012 hub.

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