2012 London Olympics: Meet Team USA's Gymnasts!
Ten athletes will be repping the USA this summer on the mats, the balance beam the uneven bars, and several more gymnast-related obstacles. Given the past success of the U.S. Olympic Women's Team (does 1996's Magnificent Seven ring a bell?), Us Weekly has pulled together the need-to-know tidbits on these incredibly muscular, super energetic athletes.
1. Gymnastics is only their day job…for now. Both McKayla Maroney, 16, and John Orozco, 19, hope to make it big in the entertainment industry once they hang up their leotards. While Maroney has hopes for the big screen ("I want to be a TV and movie actress! she shares), Orozco's talents lie in music. "I love to sing," he tells Us.
2. They don't just munch on lettuce and grilled chicken. According to the bio for 20-year-old Jake Dalton on TeamUSA.org's website, his favorite foods are pizza and ramen.
3. Gymnasts, they're just like Us! Jordyn Wieber, 17, is the first to dish on her packed-to-the-gills DVR. "My favorite shows are Glee and Grey's Anatomy. Oh, and I love the Kardashians!" she tells Us.
Click here to meet the other six male and female gymnasts who will be jumping and flipping their way to the gold this summer.
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