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Hundreds of athletes are leaving the U.S. for their chance at immortality in London. 529 U.S. athletes have qualified for the London Olympic Games. In 25 sports, 38 disciplines and 246 of 302 medal events, Team USA has an opportunity to make their presence well-known this summer. The most decorated athlete going to London should be no surprise, Michael Phelps. With 14 gold medals, Phelps already has a lot of hardware and needs just two more medals to match famed Russian gymnast, Larisa Latynina, the most decorated Olympian of all time. For the women, Natalie Coughlin is returning to the Olympics for the third time with 11 medals. With one more medal she'll tie Jenny Thompson and Dara Torres for the most medals ever for the women's swimming. The old Olympian -- that'd be Equestrian's Karen O'Connor, who at 54, is returning to her fifth Olympics. The youngest, at 15, is swimmer Katie Ledecky. Katie won the 800m freestyle event at the Trials. The tallest Olympian at 7 ft 1 in is the center for the U.S. men's basketball team, Tyson Chandler. This first time Olympian is the only center on the U.S. roster. The shortest is a tie between wrestler Clarissa Chun and gymnast Gabby Douglas who are both 4 ft 11 in. There are seven athletes who are entering their fifth Olympic Games. The list, Equestrian's Karen O'Connor and Phillip Dutton, high jumper Amy Acuff, archer Khatuna Lorig, shooters Emil Milev and Kim Rhode.
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With so many veteran women swimmers leaving the pool, Colorado's own, Missy Franklin is on the verge of becoming the new face of American swimming. Missy explains how she is preparing for London, free of pressure. At the U.S. Swim Trials, Missy qualified in four individual events, including the 100m backstroke where she broke the great Natalie Coughlin record. She then qualified in the 100m and 200m freestyle events, finishing second both times. Missy finished her trials winning the 200m backstroke. She will also swim in three relays, which gives Missy a good chance to leave London with seven medals. Missy begins her potential medal haul on July 28th.
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James Gumbert, aka Coach Gumbie is the U.S. men's wheelchair rubgy coach and in his first six years, he has led his squad to two World Championships, two Zonal championships, a Paralympic gold medal in 2008, and an astonishing 59-2 record. Now, Coach Gumbie and his team are gearing up in hopes of defending their title in London.
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She fell short at the Beijing Olympics, but now, Lolo Jones gets her shot at redemption. She was favored to win the 100m hurtles in Beijing, but hit the second to last hurdle, resulting in a disappointing 7th place finish. That seems like a lifetime ago for Lolo, who has bounced back from several injuries, including a tethered spinal cord. Listen in to how the fall in Beijing still haunts Lolo and how it has motivated her for London. Jones begins her road to redemption at the 100m hurdle on August 6th.
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The 2012 NBA finals have been completed and it's time for Olympic basketball to get down to business. The final roster has been selected for London. It was in Las Vegas, Nevada where the biggest names in American hoops put aside the rivalries to concentrate on one thing -- Olympic gold. Kobe Bryant returning to his second consecutive Olympics is ready. Others returning to the team are guards, Chris Paul and Deron Williams. New York Knick Carmelo Anthony and Lebron James also join Team USA. This will be Lebron's third Olympic Games. New players to the Olympic scene include Oklahoma City's thunderous big three: Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden. Also going to London is Kevin Love and Andre Iguodala. The sole center on the team, NBA defensive player of the year, Tyson Chandler will also make the Olympic journey. Blake Griffin had to drop off the team due to a knee injury, but NBA rookie Anthony Davis fresh off of his NCAA Championship at Kentucky has replaced him. Kobe and the rest of the team start to defend their Olympic gold beginning on July 29th against the French team.
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Team USA is sending more women than guys to the Olympic Games. 2012 marks the first time Team USA will send more women than men to the Summer Games. A fitting moment because this year is the 40th anniversary of Title IX. 269 women are making their presence felt. Abby Wambach and the women's soccer team are going for their 3rd consecutive title. Two-time Olympic gold medalist Mariel Zagunis will also try to defend her title. Other women that will be competing are Holly Mangold, Sarah Robles and three-time Olympic medalist Rebecca Soni. Soni is back to defend her Olympic title in the 200m breaststroke. Kim Rhode has a shot at history. If she medals in London, she will have medaled in five consecutive Olympics. This would make her the only Olympian in an individual sport to do so. Two queens, Queen Underwood and Caroline Queen are fierce competitors for the Games. Candace Parker and the women's basketball team who claimed gold in Beijing and looking to do the same in London. Other women include Destiny Hooker and the women's indoor volleyball team. In track, it's Allyson Felix, Carmelita Jeter and Sanya Richards-Ross that will represent the USA and appear to be in top form. Dawn Harper, the reigning 100m hurdles Olympic champion should contend for a spot on the podium. Jordyn Wieber and Gabby Douglas give USA Gymnastics the 1,2 punch. Finally, the 17 year old star, Missy Franklin has been dominating the international scene and is expected to do the same in London.
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Two of the greatest swimmers of all time, Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps battled it out at the US Swimming Trials in Omaha, Nebraska. Since the 2008 Games, Lochte has become faster and arguably the best swimmer. The dual in the pool started with the 400m IM, where Lochte touched first, defeating Phelps. This marked Ryan's third straight victory over Michael. On day 3, these two battled again in the 200m freestyle, which was even stride by stride the whole way until Phelps reached out and touched first. Phelps also got the victory in the 200IM against Lochte. In the 100m butterfly, Tyler Clarry qualified for the Olympics behind Phelps.
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Team USA has high hopes for London and several chance at striking gold. The reigning 400m Olympic Champion LaShawn Merritt is back to defend his title in an event that has always been U.S. dominate. Merritt is proving the 2012 is his year to shine through all the past competitions. Sanya Richards Ross, a three-time Olympic medalist appears to be the front runner headed to London. Winning an Olympic bronze in the Beijing Games, Richards Ross is determined to take home her first individual gold medal. Both Merritt and Richards Ross will compete on the 4x4 relay teams as well in London. Both the men's and women's 4x4 teams won gold in Beijing and look to defend this team title.
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The two-time Olympian and six-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte is ready to explode in London. Competing with Michael Phelps, who is arguable the best Olympian, Lochte is considered by many to be the fastest swimmer in the world. Lochte qualified for four individual events and several relays. Listen in to the words of this Olympian as he talks about his passion and love for swimming and competing.
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Join the U.S. men's water polo team and coaches as they prepare for the London Olympic Games. Hear words from head coach Terry Schroeder and 1st assistant coach Robert Lynn about training for the team. Also, Merrill Moses (goalkeeper), Tony Azevedo (captain/attacker) and Ryan Bailey (center) give us insight into their practices and expectations for London. After winning a silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, this team is looking towards the gold medal in London.
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The U.S. proves to the world that they are still the country to beat. At the U.S. Track and Field trials in Eugene, Oregon, dreams came true for many American athletes. Wallace Spearman won the men's 200m finals well ahead of runner ups Maurice Mitchell and Isiah Young. Brittney Reese, a two-time defending World Champion won the long jump trials. In the men's 800m final, Nick Symmonds took the victory and it was Galen Rupp that pulled through to win the 5000m in front of Bernard Lagat. Rupp beat the nearly 40 year old meet record held by the one and only Steve Prefontaine. Rupp also qualified in the 10000m. Lopez Lomong placed 3rd, qualifying for his second Olympic Games. He once ran from a bullet and now he runs for gold. The track and field portion of the Games begins on August 3rd.
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She was the story of the U.S. Track and Field trials, which were full of debate. This episode takes a look at Allyson Felix's road to London. Allyson will have the opportunity to leave London with four medals: 100m, 200m and two relays. Jeneba Tarmoh and Allyson Felix were in a dead heat tie for third and a run off was declared. Tarmoh dropped out of the event conceding the final spot to Allyson, who is on her way to her third Olympics. The 200m final is the most anticipated race of the trials. Felix left opponents in a cloud of dust in 200m, breaking the trials record, which was set 25 years ago. The Olympic 200m race looks to be one of the highlights for London. Allyson Felix's run to history starts with the women's Olympic 100m finals on August 4th. The 200m finals race will be held on August 8th.
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Fifteen men competed at the U.S. Gymnastics' Olympic Trials, but only five men survived and earned a trip to London. Two men appeared to be London bound throughout the competition, current bars World Champion Danell Leyva and U.S. All-Around Champion, John Orozco. The National scores carried over where Orozco edged out Leyva, which aided in his first Olympic berth. Sam Mikulak also secured his nomination. Spraining his ankle on the vault limited his trials participation, but the selection committee was already sold. They nominated him for Mikulak's first Olympic Games, becoming the first Wolverine gymnast to do so. Olympic veteran Jonathan Horton also joined the squad. Horton, a two-time medalist in Beijing is the only member on the team older than 20; he finished third at trials. The final member of the team is Jake Dalton, reigning NCAA champion. These five men stood tall knowing they'll represent Team USA this summer.
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Jordyn Wieber, the current World and National All-Around title holder is a favorite to medal in London. However, it was 16 year old, Virgina Beach native, Gabby Douglas that earned the Olympic Trails title. This victory came after defeating reigning World Champion Jordyn Wieber. Wieber got second, which earned her a nomination for London. The results were not the same for Nastia Liukin, who took a devastating fall from the uneven bars, essentially eliminating her from defending her title. Team USA is now set for Gymnastics and preparing for London.
by Team USA 10,666 views
US Swimming trials are under way at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha for the men of USA Swimming. Over 12,000 people came to the trials to catch a glimpse of the biggest names in swimming history. One of the biggest names was Michael Phelps. Phelps and rival Ryan Lochte competed in three events, where Phelps touched first in two of the three including the 200m freestyle and 200m IM events. Phelps swam to victory in the 200m fly as well resulting in eight different events that he'll compete in at London. Headliner Ryan Lochte was also impressive at trials. Lochte beat Phelps in the 400IM proving that he's no longer in Phelps' shadow. Returning back to swimming after being off, Brendan Hansen wins 100m breaststroke with Eric Shanteau following in second. Matt Grevers, 2008 Olympic Silver medalist in the backstroke led wall to wall in a dominating performance, finishing with a new Olympic Trials and personal record. Nick Thoman also earned himself a spot on the 2012 Olympic Team placing second after Grevers. The star studded 100m freestyle finals had six former Olympians on the blocks. Nathan Adrian had a stunning performance winning this event followed by Cullen Jones. Team USA is as loaded as any past Olympics - there is more to the team than Phelps and Lochte.
by Team USA 5,244 views
At the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska, many ladies of USA Swimming earned nominations to the 2012 London Games. Among these Olympic hopefuls was 2004 Olympian Dana Vollmer who won the 100 fly, earning her second Olympic berth. Following behind Vollmer in second place was Claire Donahue who earned a nomination and her first Olympic berth. Currently the world's best breaststroker, Rebecca Soni will also be headed to London after winning the 100m and 200m breaststroke events. In the 200IM, Caitlin Leverenz and Ariana Kukors both earned Olympic berths. 2008 Olympian Allison Schmitt also qualified. This 2009 World Champion Silver medalist joins Team USA in their journey to London. Perhaps, one of the most successful swimmers at the Trials was the young star, Missy Franlin who qualified to compete in seven different events in London. Watch this powerful Team USA as they prepare for the Summer Games in London. Donate a stitch on raiseourflag.org to help support these ladies and other American athletes in London.
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2008 Olympian Lopez Lomong talks about his story and his chances in London. Lomong started off as a lost boy of Sudan, a prisoner of a refuge camp and in 2008 was a United States' flag bearer at the Summer Games. Lopez recently qualified for the London Games in the 5000m. Listen in to hear his inspirational story of his transformation.
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Athletes are punching their tickets to London at the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials. Veteran and three-time Olympic medalist Sanya Richards-Ross gets an invitation to London. She can now pursue an Olympic gold in the 400m. Two-time Olympic Gold medalist, LaShawn Merritt secures his Olympic berth and the right to defend his Olympic title. Also headling was Justin Gatlin, who sprinted his way to victory in the 100m. Tyson Gay followed in second and Ryan Bailey in 3rd for the 100m event. All three secured Olympic nominations. Reigning 100m hurdle champion Dawn Harper is headed to London after edging out Kelly Wells. Wells finishing second and Lolo Jones in third secured a spot on the 2012 Team USA. Harper won gold in Beijing and is looking to repeat the victory in London.
by Team USA 4,902 views
In this episode, see the athletes going to London, a new decathlon world record and a stunning collapse at the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon. Reese Hoffa is returning to the Olympics after winning the shot put. Marquise Goodwin, a 2011 U.S. Champion in the long jump earned his first Olympic berth. Runners up for the long jump are William Claye and George Kitchens Jr. Decathlete Ashton Eaton dominated the scenes breaking the world record for Decathlon. He also beat legend Dan O'Brien's record that was set in 1992. Eaton was joined by Decathlon legends Bill Toomey, Mitt Campbell and Rafer Johnson, who are all Olympic Gold medalists. Eaton is on his way to his first Olympics. 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist, Bryan Clay has a disappointing and stunning collapse at the Trials after being disqualified from the hurdles. Clay will not be going to the Olympics this year, but defending World Champion Trey Hardee is amongst the athletes joining Team USA.
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Connor Fields stays ahead of the pack as Team USA sets it's roster. London will be BMX's second time that Olympic medals have been given out. Headlining the trials was Connor Fields who defeated 2008 Silver medalist Mike Day. Fields has been consistently winning World Cups, but lost his number one ranking at the World Championships to David Herman. Herman's victory secured an Olympic nomination for him. Nic Long also qualified for the 2012 Olympic BMX team along with Arielle Martin for the women.
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Kim Rhode is the top ranked female shooter in the World and is on her way to her fifth Olympic Games. This number one skeet shooter in the world gives us exclusive access into the life of a 4-time Olympic medalist. If she medals at this Olympic Games, she'll become the first American to medal in an individual sport in five consecutive Olympic Games.
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LaShawn Merritt is determined to be the second person to be a repeated Olympic Champion in the 400m event. Only Olympic legend Michael Johnson has repeated in this event. Merritt, a two-time Olympic gold medalist is the reigning 400m Olympic Champion and currently holds the fifth fastest time in history. In the 2008 Games, Merritt defeated Jeremy Warner to capture the gold medal. This was the longest margin between gold and silver in the event's history. Watch LaShawn on his journey to London.
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Arielle Martin has already qualified for the London Olympics and nothing will stop her form bringing home the first U.S. Gold in Women's BMX. Martin is the top ranked woman on the power rankings. In 2011, she was the first American female to win a BMX SuperCross World Cup. With her dad racing in the late 80's, Arielle was destined to be on a bike. Starting at age 2, Arielle knows the ins and outs to riding. This could be why she turned pro at only the age of 15. Taking the memory of her crash in 2008, Arielle uses that to learn perseverance and patient going into the London Games.
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After striking gold at the 2008 Paralympic Games, Josiah Jamison knows that he has a target on his back. This paralympic sprinter was 1 out of 8 brothers in his family, driving his love for sports and his competition. At a young age, Josiah was diagnosed with an eye disease that affects the retina causing dark spots and a lost of peripheral vision. Josiah eventually found track, the sport that would forever change his life. It was his getaway and gave him peace. Jerome Avery is his guide that has traveled with him in this journey. With trust in himself and in his guide, Josiah looks to match or better his performance from Beijing in London.
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Caroline Queen talks about her expectations for London. This 20 year old U.S. salmon kayaker is becoming the face of U.S. Canoe/Kayaking. She qualified an Olympic boat for Team USA and afterwards, secured an Olympic nomination for herself. Listen in to hear Queen's thoughts on the Olympic Trials, training camp and the Olympics.
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Bryan Clay a defending silver and gold medalist at the Olympic Games, looks to add another medal to his count in London. Listen as Bryan explains his training regimens before the London Games. At the 2008 Olympics, Clay had the largest margin of victory in the decathlon since 1972. Suffering from some injuries, Clay was out for a bit, but returned in 2010 to win at the Indoor World Championships. Clay is a 2004 Silver medalist and 2008 Gold Medalist looking for his third medal in London.
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Abby Wambach and company handle business against Sweden. The U.S. women's soccer team will face off against Japan next. Two volleyball veterans, Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal secured their second trip to the summer games. Gibb and Rosenthal are headed to the Olympics, again; these 2008 Olympians defeated the World Champions to fill the fourth and final slot for Team USA. In BMX, Connor Fields will compete in the Summer Games. At the U.S. men's BMX time trials in Chula Vista, Fields qualified along with Nic Long and David Herman, who will be joining him in London.
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Two-time Olympic Gold medalist, Mariel Zagunis is looking to capture her third gold medal in London. She has already qualified for the London Games. In 2004, Zagunis was the first American to win a fencing gold in 100 years. Currently, she is still the only female to win a gold in the saber event as she won gold in Beijing as well. Zagunis remains the top ranked women's saber fencer.
by Team USA 1,531 views
Bruce "Buck" Davisdon Jr. has been in the saddle since birth and hopes to follow in his father's footsteps and achieve greatness on the highest level possible, the London 2012 games. Bruce Davidson Sr. is one of the most celebrated equestrians in American history, winning 4 Olympic medals in 5 trips and was named one of the 50 most influential horsemen of the 20th century. In this video, Buck describes what the Olympic games mean to him and his desire for his own medal to add to the family trophy case.
by Team USA 8,981 views
The biggest names in U.S. Track & Field competed at the Annual Prefontaine Classic and sprinted to victory. Among the competitors were 2-time Olympian Sanya Richards Ross, who was the 400m champion in the women's division. Taking the victory for the men's division in the 400m was Lashawn Merritt defeating Jeremy Warner. Perhaps the event with the most interest was the women's 200m where Allyson Felix took the win over Carmelita Jeter. Wallace Spearman was the 200m champion for the men. With Justin Gatlin's 100m victory, the U.S. swept all the sprint races in Oregon putting the rest of the world on notice. The Track & Field trials will also take place in Eugene, Oregon.
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BMX has entered it's second Olympics and the U.S. bikers are still looking for their first gold. 2012 is the second time the event will see competition with 2008 being the year of the BMX berth in the Olympics. Eight BMX riders were invited to the U.S. BMX Olympic Trials to be held June 16th at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California. Two of the top athletes in this sport, Nic Long and Connor Fields share their stories.
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Three-time Olympic Water Polo Player Tony Azevedo gives USA the low down on the team's chances in London. Azevedo's inspiration started at an early age as he watched his father, a former Olympic athlete and coach lead his team. Falling in love with the sport, Azevedo went on to compete at Stanford University under John Vargas' coaching. Azevedo predicts that Serbia will be the toughest, all around competition at the London Olympic Games.
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Olympic hopeful, Caroline Queen gives inside access as she makes her final Olympic push in Cardiff, Wales. She is considered a rising star in the world of Salomon Kayak. Placing second at the women's trials, Caroline received an invitation to the 2012 Salomon World Cup in Cardiff, Wales. Queen has already earned a spot for an Olympic boat for Team USA. She now is fighting for the right to paddle that boat and become "Kayak Queen of England." Caroline provides insight into the life of an Olympic hopeful while training to make the U.S. Olympic Team.
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Scott Danberg has been dominating the Paralympic throwing scene for years. He's considered a Paralympic legend. Winning a silver medal in the 1988 Winter Games, Danberg has competed in four Paralympic Games all together. Danberg's two largest desires right now - make the Paralympic team and bring home the gold medal! Listen to Danberg's inspiring words about his journey, hopes and aspirations.
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Reigning All Around Olympic Gold medalist, Nastia Luikin returns to competition. She competed at the Secret U.S. Classic that took place at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois. This event was the first of three major qualifying events leading up to the London Games. 18 year old, Aly Raisman stole the show, earning the Secret U.S. Classic All-Around title from exceptional performances in the floor exercise, vault, beam and uneven bars. The next of the three series is the Visa Championships taking place June 7th in St. Louis.
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The U.S. men's water polo team defeated the arch nemesis, the Hungarian National Team. At the Beijing Olympics, the U.S. had their gold medal dreams crushed by Hungary. The U.S. hasn't been able to beat Hungary in 10 years, but that all changed at the Newport Harbor High School in New Port Beach, California. The U.S. team is one step closer to London with two games left to win. Jeff Powers took the leading score in the match again Hungary followed by an impressive six goals from Tony Azevedo. Merrill Moses was able to have 12 saves throughout the game. Team USA looks for two more championships on their journey to the Olympic Games.
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Everyone has Olympic fever as the Games draw closer. One of the world's best sailors, Anna Tunnicliffe is headed to London. Tunnicliffe was named the 2011 Sailor of the Year. At the 2012 Olympic Sailing Regatta, Tunnicliffe and teammates Molly Vandemoer and Debbie Capozzi claimed the opportunity to represent Team USA in women's match rowing. Also, in this episode the United States Olympic Committee hosted a Media Summit in Dallas, Texas. Journalists had the chance to mingle with U.S. Olympic hopefuls. The Media Summit was comprised of photo shoots, Q&A's and demonstrations. U.S. Women's Field Hockey and Women weightlifters, Sarah Robles and Holley Mangold were among the demonstrations. First Lady, Michelle Obama was in attendance and appreciates the Olympic Tradition.
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Team USA is the only squad to have medaled in every Olympics since the sports inclusion in 2000. Winning two silvers and one bronze medal, the U.S. Women's Polo squad's aim is on the gold in London. The squad includes eight Olympic returning veterans including four-time Olympians Heather Petri and Brenda Villa, Courtney Mathewson and two-time Olympian Kami Craig. Maggie Steffens only 18 years old joins the squad as they prepare for the Olympic Games. Only two of the team members are from outside the state of California, Elsie Windes and goal-keeper Betsey Armstrong, who is also a two-time Olympian. Team USA fell short of the gold in 2008 Beijing Games to the Netherlands team. Hungary will be Team USA's first opponent in the Olympic journey on July 30th.
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At the age of 25, Rebecca Soni has quite the impressive resume being a three-time Olympic medalist, six-time NCAA Champion and currently hold two world records for the 100m and 200m breaststroke events. Soni who was named the 2009 American Swimmer of the Year and the 2010 World Swimmer of the Year is known as the best breaststroker on the planet. She shares her strategy and expectations going into London.
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At American's Olympic Qualifying Event in Rio De Janeiro, Team USA qualified six additional boxers for the Olympic Games. Having already qualifying three boxers at the 2011 World Championships, the USA will be well-represented. Being on second to Australia, who has qualified 10 athletes, Team USA is ahead of boxing powerhouses Cuba and Russia. The Americans had an outstanding performance at the Qualifying event, winning three gold medals. Among the gold medalists were Terrell Gausha, Marcus Browne and Michael Hunter covering the middle, light-heavy and heavy weight divisions. Also earning an Olympic berth at the event was team captain and U.S. Marine Core sergeant Jamel Herring, Jose Ramirez and Dominic Breazeale. These six athletes join already qualified Joseph Diaz, Errol Spence and now a three-time Olympian, Rau'shee Warren.
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Olympic Gold medalist Ricky Berens talks about the U.S. Swim Team's chances in London. Outside of the predicted performers from USA to compete in London like Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, Berens brings attention to Tyler McGill. McGill places 3rd at the World Championships in the 100 m butterfly events, so will be a competitor for Phelps. For the women, Rebecca Soni, Missy Franklin and Dana Vollmer are all expected to be top competitors for Team USA. Berens prediction is that the 100 and 200 m freestyle along with the one mile swim will be the toughest competitions of the Olympic Games. International teams such as Australia, Russia, France and China will also be providing competition for our Team USA as they compete in the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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Three triathletes earn nominations to London. At the World Championships for International Triathlon Union in San Diego, Cali., three Americans punched their tickets to London. This was the final U.S. Olympic Qualifying opportunity for the triathletes. 2008 Olympian Laura Bennett placed third, earning herself a spot for Team USA on the 2012 Olympic Team. Bennett earned the third and final spot on Team USA joining already qualified Gwen Jorgensen and Sara Groff. Falling short of the bronze medal, earning fourth place at the Beijing Olympics, Bennett has another shot at winning a gold. The men's qualifications stated that two Americans could qualify for London provided that they both placed in the top 9. Many Huerta and Hunter Kemper accomplished this feat. This is the first Olympic Games for Cuban native, Manny Huerta, who now will compete for Team USA. At the age of 36, after recovering from a broken elbow, Hunter Kemper placed fifth to earn himself his fourth consecutive Olympic berth. He is only the third triathlete to qualify for all four Olympic Triathlons!
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In Charlotte, North Caroline, Michael Phelps competed at one of his final meets before a USA crowd, perhaps forever. At a sold out Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center, during an interview, Phelps reported that the Charlotte Ultraswim Grand Prix would be his last Grand Prix swim ever. Rebecca Soni is ready! 2008 Olympic Gold medalist dominated the 200 meter breaststroke. Soni is a front runner for an Olympic double gold in London. Three-time Olympic medalist, Ryan Lochte failed to medal in the first five events, but after putting on his regular swim gear, he set a meet record in the 200 IM event. 2008 4x200 M Freestyle Relay Gold medalist Ricky Berens is dominating the men's scene right now. Defeating Phelps and Lochte, Berens became the 200 m freestyle Grand Prix champion. Keep your attention towards the action-packed USA Swimming Trials that will be in Omaha.
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Three time Olympic medalist, Allyson Felix is chasing after her first individual gold medal. Just out of high school, at the age of 18, Felix won a silver medal at the 2004 Olympic Games. Then in 2008, in Beijing, Felix won silver in the individual 200 meter race and a gold medal as a member of the 4X4 relay team. Knowing how it feels to fall short of the gold keeps Felix motivated throughout her training as she prepares for London. Felix's coach, Bob Kersee has been a key influence throughout her career. Coach Kersee has taught Allyson that being the fastest runner is a process, it's not going to happen overnight. To keep an even mind with the pressures associated with training for the Olympics, Allyson uses her faith. Having a strong faith has helped Felix keep things in perspective and keep a clear mind through her journey. We will see Felix couple in just a couple of weeks at the U.S. Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Oregon.
by Team USA 9,349 views
The US Men's Indoor Volleyball Team faced off against Canada in the finals of the Continental Olympic Qualification Tournament in Long Beach, California. Russell Holmes, Reid Priddy and Matt Anderson were key assets to coming away with the gold. Scoring on the blocks, Holmes put up points for Team USA. Dominating serves from Priddy continued to build to the lead and the youngest member of Team USA, Matt Anderson lead in kills. Announced as the tournament's best spiker, Anderson had 13 kills in the third set alone. The men's indoor volleyball team is now on their way to the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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2011 World Champion Jordan Burroughs has high expectations for his athletic career. Winning the Olympic Trials in Iowa City secured Burroughs a spot on the 2012 Olympic Team. Now a two-time NCAA champion and World Champion, Burroughs is striving for nothing but gold going into the London 2012 Olympic Games. Following in the footsteps of wrestling legends John Smith and Cael Sanderson, Burroughs has aspirations to be the best wrestler in U.S. history, which he's on the right road to accomplish this feat. In 2011, Burroughs won the John Smith Award for being USA Wrestling's Freestyle Wrestler of the Year. Hoping to put another gold to his list of accomplishments, Burroughs shares his thoughts as her prepares for the Olympic Games.
by Team USA 1,676 views
2008 Olympic Gold medalist, Ricky Berens joins Universal Sports in an exclusive interview. Revisiting the moment every athlete dreams of, standing on the podium, Berens talks about the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and his expectations for the 2012 London Olympic Games. Winning a gold with fellow teammates Michael Phelps, Peter Vanderkaay and Ryan Lochte in the 4X200M freestyle in 2008 has inspired Berens' training for the 2012 Games. Training in the 100 and 200 meter freestyle, Berens has high expectations for this year.
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2011 World Champion in the 100M, Carmelita Jeter has her mind set on the Olympic Games in London. Jeter hopes to sprint into the history books in London. Currently the fastest woman in the world, Jeter aims to add an Olympic Gold medal to her incredible World Gold medal. Sprint coach John Smith and Carmelita give inspirational words about training and the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
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The US women's soccer team looks to defend their gold medal in London; their first gold medal defense will be against France. The US women's soccer team has been changing history for women's sports since their dramatic 1999 World Cup win. They are looking to continue tradition. Hear the inspiration words from co-captain, Abby Wambach, two-time Olympic Gold medalist, Christine Rampone and 2008 Olympic Gold medalist, Hope Solo. This team is fighting for Team USA. Head coach Pia Sundhage is encouraged about her team! The US women's soccer team has won four out of the last five Olympic gold medals.
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USA men's and women's basketball teams know their first opponents for London. Men receive their draw for the preliminary rounds in London. They will be in group A with Argentina and France. Two additional teams will gain berth in July; these teams will be a combination of Lithuania, Greece or Russia. Greece was the last team to beat the US at the 2006 World Championships. The top four teams in each pool will advance to the quarter finals. Point guard, Derrick Rose will be out for the rest of the playoffs and the Olympics due to an ACL injury. Rose is one of the four players that have been out due to injury. University of Kentucky's Anthony Davis and Oklahoma City's James Harden are added to the extended roster. USA women's basketball will also be in group A joined by China, Angola and three teams that will be determined at the Olympic qualifying tournament in Turkey. Winning five straight golds, the team is confident going into the Olympics. Veteran Sue Bird expresses the confidence in the talent of the USA team.
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At the mere age of 17, Claressa Shields aims to be the best women boxer in the world. Shields has already qualified for the 2012 Olympic Team. Brawling her way into history, Shields uses the element of surprise to her advantage. Often, her competitors underestimate Shields' ability and experience based on age alone. Physically and mentally prepared, Shields is ready to fight for a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics.
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US Equestrian team put their skills and courses to the test all for a chance to ride in London. This 3 day prestige event is the highest level show to take place in the western hemisphere. Even though this was not the official Olympic Trials, the performance that took place at the Kentucky Horse Barn will heavily influence the Olympic Team selection. Team USA competed in three major events: Dressage, Cross Country and Show Jumping. Headlining the scene was Allison Springer who won the Dressage division. Son of two Olympians, Boyd Martin qualified four horses for London already. Four time Olympic veteran and two time medalist, Karen O'Connor finished fourth overall. O'Connor shares her thoughts on her journey for her fifth Olympics. Will Coleman also had a strong finish during this competition. The final Olympic team will be decided at the upcoming trials in May. Please visit teamusa.org to follow the athletes and teams as they prepare for the Olympic and Paralympic Games of 2012.
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Team USA dominates the World at Franklin Field in the Penn Relays. Maggie Vessey starts the winning streak for Team USA. The 4X4 relay team of Allyson Felix, Francena McCorory, Natasha Hastings and Sanya Richards Ross were one of the many American teams to leave with a victory. The 4X100 team set a new record with their team comprised of Allyson Felix, Tianna Madison, Bianca Knight and the World Champion Carmelita Jeter. Two time Olympic Gold medalist and World Champion Lashawn Merritt made the final stride for the USA's 4X100 victory. Other team members on this relay team were Mike Rogers, Justin Gatlin and Doc Patton. Visit teamusa.org for more details on the teams and athletes as they prepare for the Olympic and Paralympic Games of 2012.
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U.S Sailors get an unexpected conditioning session from the U.S. Navy Seals. While the Seals were at Colorado Springs Olympic Training Complex, they ran the U.S. Sailors through a vigorous training session. Also, in this week's Road to London episode, presented by Hilton HHonors, USA Archery finally gets the respect it deserves. World Archery, the sport's International Federation names USA as the best nation in archery since 2008. Team USA now leads high ranked Korea, Italy and India. 2008 Olympian Brady Ellison has been a valuable asset to this nomination. Ellison recently won the World Cup in Turkey; one of the highest scoring recurve archers. Samsung has now released the Samsung Genome Project where Americans can connect with Olympians, Paralympians and hopefuls. Visit www.samsung.com/howolympicareyou to explore the new Genome Project. Please visit www.teamusa.org for more on our American athletes as they prepare for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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At the age of 40, 4-time Olympic medalist, Janet Evans makes a comeback for the 2012 London Olympic Games. With seven World records and 45 National titles, Evans is considered one of the greatest swimmers in U.S. history. Following only behind Tracy Caulkins and Michael Phelps. Five Olympic Games after her last competition in 1996 at the Atlanta Games, Evans describes her thoughts about the Olympic Games and her return.
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With the 2012 Olympic Games fast approaching, the U.S. women's basketball and the Paralympic Judo lock their teams into place with final rosters. The U.S. women's soccer team discovers that their first opponent in the Olympic competition will be France. Along with the U.S. and France, Columbia and North Korea belong to group G. Reigning World Cup Champions, Japan will join Canada, Sweden and South Africa in group F. Striker Alex Morgan briefs us on her thoughts going into the Games. Asjha Jones fills the last remaining spot on the U.S. women's basketball team after Brittney Griner had to forfeit her spot due to an injury. 2008 Paralympian Myles Porter is ecstatic in his preparation for London. Listen to his intentions and game plan on this week's Road to London, presented by Hilton HHonors episode.
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Dreams came true at Carver Hawkeye Arena for 12 U.S. wrestlers, April 22-23. Jordan Burroughs, Sam Hazewinkel and Dremiel Byers were among the 12 champions. Two spots, one for men's freestyle and one for Greco-Roman still needed to qualify the weight class. 2008 Olympic Champion, Henry Cejudo retires in a memorable fashion. Sam Hazewinkel becomes the third Hazewinkel to make an Olympic team.
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The 2012 women's Olympic wrestling team is set for London. Clarissa Chun, Elena Pirozhkova, Stephanie Lee, and Kelsey Campbell earned Olympic berths in Iowa City, IA on April 22-23. Watch this week's Road to London episode to witness the amazing defeats of these U.S. women athletes as they make the 2012 Olympic team.
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Beginning as a team in 2001, Misty May and Kerri Walsh are striving to do what has never been done before for Beach Volleyball, win their third consecutive Olympic gold medal. Walsh and May discuss their thoughts and training going into the 2012 London Olympic Games.
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Paracyclist Shirley Reilly qualifies for the 2012 London Games. 2008 Olympic Gold medalist, Dwight Howard and two-time Olympic medalist, Rulon Gardner will not be competing in the 2012 Olympic Games. Howard suffered an injury and had to undergo back surgery. Gardner did not make weight at the USA Wrestling Olympic Trials.
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The Big Apple gets a make over as Team USA throws a star-stubbed party in Times Square. Olympians past and present were in a New York state of mind last week when Team USA took over Times Square to celebrate the London Olympics being just 100 days away. For one day, Midtown Manhattan was transformed into an Olympic village, where sports fans could get up close and personal with some of their favorite athletes.
The celebration included appearances... demos... and even brought out some of the most revered athletes in Olympic history. Olympians including Carl Lewis, Allyson Felix, Lauren Pfeiffer, Rau'shee Warren, Merrill Moses, and Tim Morehouse joined the Team Behind the Team in Times Square for the celebration of 100 Days Out from the London Games.
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The American paddlers battle the Carolina Rapids at the Whitewater Slalom Trials. Scott Parsons, James Wade, Ben Fraker and Brett Heyl won a Trials championship, claiming a spot on the 2012 Olympic team. Caroline Queen and Ashley Nee are among the qualifiers for the women's team.
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Sarah Robles, a rising star for USA weightlifting, qualified for the London Games. In this episode of Road to London, Robles discusses the challenges of mental preparation as well as the physical strains on the body while training for the Olympics.
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Aiming to be the first American male diver to medal in the Olympics since the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, David Boudia is excited about his journey to the London Games. 2008 Olympian Boudia is part of the U.S. National Diving team and a University of Purdue alumni.
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A two-time Olympic Gold medalist team, the U.S. Women's Basketball team is going for their third consecutive title in London. 11 out of 12 spots have been filled leaving one spot open for Brittney Griner. Current team members include: Sue Bird, Lindsay Whalen, Maya Moore, Angel Mccoughtry, Swin Cash, Tamika Catchings, Sylvia Fowles, Tina Charles, Candace Parker, Diana Taurasi, and Seimone Augustus.
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In this episode, get a sneak peak at the USA Basketball team's new uniform, a rhythmic gymnast turns an injury into an Olympic nomination, and the U.S. women's soccer team has a new co-captain.
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In this episode, Team USA claims both gymnastics All-Around titles at the American Cup, but an alternate had Madison Square Garden buzzing. Also highlighted: the Indoor Track & Field National Championships... and Michael Phelps is at it again.
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In this episode, the nominees for the Taekwondo Olympic slots are named. After a grueling sixteen month process, the results are in. Four Americans: Terence Jennings, Paige McPherson, Diana Lopez, and Steven Lopez will represent USA Taekwondo in London.
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Don't call it a comeback, Michael Phelps has been here for years and is working on his final form leading into the 2012 London Olympic Games. Come watch his progress in this week's episode of the Road to London.
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Come watch this week's Road to London video as we follow USA Equestrian's Karen O'Connor. Her professional career began in 1979 and over the span of four decades has had tremendous success. At age 54, she is one of the qualified riders for London and is hoping that her last Summer Olympic Games will result in her first Olympic Gold medal.
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Two Americans snatch, clean and jerk their way to London: Holley Mangold and Sarah Robles earned Olympic nominations at the U.S. Olympic Weightlifting Trials. Come watch their victory on the Road to London.
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In this week's Road to London, five sailors qualify spots for the 2012 Games, while the U.S. men's field hockey team, under new leadership, look to make a push toward London.
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In this week's Road to London presented by Hilton HHonors, the U.S. Women's Gymnasts secure a team spot for the London 2012 Games, while Alicia Sacromone earned her 10th overall World Championship medal.
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She is a seven time gold medalist, world record holder and a girl determined to dominate her third Paralympics. In this week's episode of the Road to London presented by Hilton HHonors, we feature Paralympic swimmer Jessica Long.
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In this episode of Road to London, swimmers Missy Franklin and Rebecca Soni are proving they are a force to be reckoned with while Ryan Lochte and Jordyn Wieber earn top honors.
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In this week's episode, Parapan American Games judo gold medalist and legally blind Myles Porter talks about how he became involved in the sport, and how his goal is to be in both the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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The ladies of indoor volleyball are fighting for an Olympic berth, USA Swimming's newest star, Missy Franklin, breaks her first world record and Amanda McGrory sets a course record by winning another major wheelchair race.
Phelps, Franklin shine at Grand Prix, Wrestler Henry Cejudo is on the comeback trail: Road to London
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Swimmers Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin claim five medals at the season's first Grand Prix and after a three-year hiatus, wrestler Henry Cejudo is back competing.
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In this episode of Road to London presented by Hilton HHonors, Team USA is back from the Parapan American Games with lots of hardware, and the women's volleyball team qualifies a spot for the 2012 Games.
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Team USA earns the top medal count out of forty-two nations at the Pan American Games bringing home 236 medals, 92 of them gold. Here is a look at some of the athletes and sports that contributed to the count.
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Team USA sits atop the medal count at the 2011 Pan American Games in part because of some great performances by U.S. archers, shooters, cyclists and triathletes. See who led the charge in this week's edition of Road to London.
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Americans Connor Fields and Arielle Martin are golden at the BMX World Cup, and three U.S. boxers, including Rau'Shee Warren, slug their way to London.
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In this episode of Road to London presented by Hilton HHonors, Kim Rhode hopes to shoot her way into history, an exciting finish in U.S. hurdles and some U.S. boats are heading to London.
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In this week's edition of Road to London, presented by Hilton HHonors, Jordan Burroughs helps the USA captures four medals at Wrestling World Championships.
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In this episode of the Road to London presented by Hilton HHonors, archers Brady Ellison and Jennifer Nichols sight in on London, and wheelchair rugby wins another World title.
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Two rising stars win titles on the gymnastic floor and a squad of American women spike their way to headlines on the volleyball court in this week's Road to London presented by Hilton HHonors.
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In this episode of Road to London presented by Hilton HHonors, Team USA earns three gold medals in less than 30 minutes and America boats are heading to London.
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Americans defending titles and a disqualification leading to a new World Champion are the top stories in this weeks Road to London presented by Hilton HHonors.
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A woman looking to defend a World title, a man trying to fight his way to London and a former Marketing Executive are part of the buzz moving toward the Olympic and Paralympic Games of 2012.
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A Duke University Blue Devil, some brand new world records and the viral flying squirrel are among this week's story lines for Team USA.
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In this week's Road to London presented by Hilton HHonors, after a fantastic Worlds, Ryan Lochte will be swimming at the National Championships in Palo Alto, Cali. Missy Franklin also opened some eyes at Worlds. We also look at what's happening in beach volleyball.
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In this week's episode of Road to London, Michael Phelps shows why he's still the man to beat, another veteran swimmer makes a comeback and six distance runners qualify for London.
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Kayaker Caroline Queen has already earned a female boat slot for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Now she is focused on making sure she is the one in that boat come Games time.
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This weeks Road to London offers a glimpse of what we could see from top swimmers like Ryan Lochte, Missy Franklin and Natalie Coughlin in London as Team USA won 22 of 30 events at the Duel in the Pool. And, wrestler Brent Metcalf is golden at an Olympic test event.
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Beijing Olympic gymnastics silver medalist Shawn Johnson has had much to consider since 2008. Her biggest decision was to return to competition in an effort to make the London 2012 Olympic Games. She is back to training full time and has no regrets no matter what happens come nomination time.
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In this edition of "Road to London," presented by Hilton HHonors, we feature women's soccer captain Christie Rampone who looks to make the London Games a golden hat trick.
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This week's Road to London features the ladies of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team. The women not only earned an Olympic berth, they smashed records along the way and established Team USA as medal favorites.
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In this episode of Road to London, U.S. women make history at the first-ever U.S. Women's Boxing Olympic Trials, Chloe Sutton transitions to the pool and a one swimmer's podium engagement.
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At age 14, she was the youngest member of the 2008 U.S. Paralympic Team. Now wheelchair racer, Chelsea McClammer is eyeing a podium spot at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
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Paralympic track cyclist Greta Neimanas claimed three medals at the 2012 Para-Cycling World Championships in Los Angeles, Cali., including Team USA's only gold.
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In this episode, Trials champion, Queen Underwood and the tournament's "Most OUtstanding Fighter" Claressa Shields talk about making history in the sport of boxing.