Olympic gymnasts of the United States

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  1. Shawn Johnson
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    Shawn Johnson

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    Shawn Machel Johnson (born January 19, 1992), is a retired American artistic gymnast. She is the 2008 Olympic balance beam gold medalist and team, all-around and floor exercise silver medalist. Johnson is also a five-time Pan American Games gold medalist, winning the team titles in 2007 and 2011, as well as titles in the all-around, uneven bars, and balance beam in 2007.


  2. Nastia Liukin
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    Nastia Liukin

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    Anastasia Valeryevna "Nastia" Liukin (Russian: Анастасия "Настя" Валерьевна Люкина; born October 30, 1989) is a Russian American retired artistic gymnast. She is the 2008 Olympic individual all-around champion, the 2005 and 2007 world champion on the balance beam, and the 2005 world champion on the uneven bars. She is also a four-time all-around U.S. national champion, winning twice as a junior and twice as a senior. With nine World Championships medals, seven of them individual, Liukin is tied with Shannon Miller for the third-highest tally of World Championship medals (among U.S. gymnasts). Liukin also tied Miller's record as the American gymnast having won the most medals in a single non-boycotted Olympic Games.


  3. Alicia Sacramone
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    Alicia Sacramone

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    Alicia Marie Quinn (née Sacramone) (/əˈlʃə ˌsækrəˈmni/; born December 3, 1987) is a retired American artistic gymnast.


  4. Mary Lou Retton
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    Mary Lou Retton

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    Mary Lou Retton (born January 24, 1968) is a retired American gymnast. At the 1984 Summer Olympics, she won a gold medal in the individual all-around competition, as well as two silver medals and two bronze medals. Her performance made her one of the most popular athletes in the United States.


  5. Dominique Moceanu
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    Dominique Moceanu

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    Dominique Helena Moceanu (born September 30, 1981) is a retired American gymnast. She was a member of the Olympic Gold medal winning 1996 U.S. Women's Gymnastics team in Atlanta (the "Magnificent Seven").


  6. Carly Patterson
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    Carly Patterson

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    Carly Rae Patterson-Caldwell (born February 4, 1988) is an American singer and former gymnast. She is the 2004 Olympic All-Around Champion and a member of the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame. She currently lives in Allen, Texas.


  7. McKayla Maroney
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    McKayla Maroney

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    McKayla Rose Maroney (born December 9, 1995) is an American former artistic gymnast. She was a member of the U.S. women's gymnastics team dubbed the Fierce Five at the 2012 Summer Olympics, where she won a gold medal in the team and an individual silver medal in the vault event. Maroney was also a member of the gold-winning American team at the 2011 World Championships where she won gold medals in the team and vault competitions. She defended her World title and won the gold medal on vault at the 2013 World Championships, becoming the first U.S. female gymnast to defend a World Championships vault title. A photograph of her with a "not impressed" expression, taken after winning silver in the 2012 Olympics, became an Internet meme. She retired from gymnastics competition in 2016 due to health issues.


  8. Amanda Borden
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    Amanda Borden

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    Amanda Kathleen Borden (born May 10, 1977) is a retired American gymnast. She was the captain of the gold medal-winning United States team in the 1996 Summer Olympics, the Magnificent Seven; a team medalist at the World Championships, and a multiple medalist at the 1995 Pan American Games. Borden was known for her clean form and technique, as well as her vivacious, encouraging presence.


  9. Shannon Miller
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    Shannon Miller

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    Shannon Lee Miller (born March 10, 1977) is a former artistic gymnast from Edmond, Oklahoma. She was the 1993 and 1994 World All-Around Champion, the 1996 Olympics balance beam gold medalist, the 1995 Pan Am Games all-around champion, and a member of the gold medal-winning Magnificent Seven team at the Atlanta Olympics. The winner of a combined total of 16 World Championships and Olympic medals between 1991 and 1996, Miller ranks as the most decorated gymnast, male or female, in U.S. history. Miller was also the most successful American athlete, by medal count, at the 1992 Barcelona Games, winning five altogether. Miller is also the tenth most decorated gymnast of all time, by her individual medal count.


  10. Aly Raisman
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    Aly Raisman

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    Alexandra Rose "Aly" Raisman (born May 25, 1994) is an American artistic gymnast. She was the captain of the U.S. Women's Gymnastics team, dubbed the Fierce Five by the media, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, where she won gold medals in the team and floor competitions, as well as a bronze medal on the balance beam making her the most decorated American gymnast at the London Games. She was also a member of the gold-winning American team at the 2011 and the 2015 World Championships.


  11. Betty Okino
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    Betty Okino

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    Elizabeth Anne ("Betty") Okino (born June 4, 1975 in Entebbe, Uganda) is an American actress, and former gymnast and Olympic medalist.


  12. Dominique Dawes
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    Dominique Dawes

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    Dominique Margaux Dawes (born November 20, 1976) is a retired American artistic gymnast. Known in the gymnastics community as 'Awesome Dawesome,' she was 10-year member of the U.S. national gymnastics team, the 1994 U.S. all-around senior National Champion, a three-time Olympian, a World Championships silver medalist and a member of the gold-medal winning "Magnificent Seven" at the 1996 Summer Olympics. Dawes is also notable as being the first African-American woman to win an individual Olympic medal in artistic gymnastics, and the first black person of any nationality or gender to win an Olympic gold medal in gymnastics. She is also one of only three female American gymnasts, along with Muriel Grossfeld and Linda Metheny-Mulvihill, to compete in three Olympics and was part of three Olympic medal-winning teams: Barcelona 1992 (bronze), Atlanta 1996 (gold), and Sydney 2000 (bronze). Dawes is the first female gymnast to be a part of three Olympic medal winning teams since Lyudmila Turischeva won gold in Mexico City (1968), Munich (1972), and Montreal (1976). Since Dawes, Svetlana Khorkina is the only gymnast to accomplish this feat, winning silver in Atlanta (1996) and Sydney (2000) and bronze in Athens (2004).


  13. Mitchell Gaylord
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    Mitchell Gaylord

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    Mitchell Jay "Mitch" Gaylord (born March 10, 1961) is an American gymnast and Olympic gold medalist.


  14. Jaycie Phelps
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    Jaycie Phelps

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    Jaycie Lynn Phelps (born September 26, 1979 in Greenfield, Indiana) is a United States Olympic gymnast and member of the 1996 Olympic gold medal U.S. women's gymnastics team, the Magnificent Seven.


  15. Jordyn Wieber
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    Jordyn Wieber

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    Jordyn Marie Wieber (born July 12, 1995) is a retired American artistic gymnast. She was a member of the U.S. Women's Gymnastics team, dubbed the Fierce Five by the media, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, where she won a gold medal in the team competition. She was also a member of the gold-winning American team at the 2011 World Championships, where she also won the individual all-around.


  16. Gabby Douglas
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    Gabby Douglas

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    Gabrielle Christina Victoria "Gabby" Douglas (born December 31, 1995) is an American artistic gymnast. She was a member of the U.S. Women's Gymnastics team, dubbed the Fierce Five by the media, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, where she won gold medals in the individual all-around and team competitions. She was also a member of the gold-winning American team at the 2011 and the 2015 World Championships, and the all-around silver medallist at the 2015 World Championships.


  17. Kyla Ross
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    Kyla Ross

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    Kyla Briana Ross (born October 24, 1996) is a retired American artistic gymnast. An elite gymnast from 2009 through to 2016, she was a member of the U.S. Women's Gymnastics team, dubbed the Fierce Five by the media, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, where she won a gold medal in the team competition. Ross was also a member of the gold-medal-winning U.S. team at the 2014 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships. Individually, she is the 2013 world all-around silver medalist and the 2014 world all-around bronze medalist. She is also the 2013 world uneven bars and balance beam silver medalist.


  18. Kim Zmeskal
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    Kim Zmeskal

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    Kimberly Lynn "Kim" Burdette (née Zmeskal) (born February 6, 1976) is an American retired gymnast who was a national champion, world champion, and an Olympic bronze medalist. She currently coaches gymnastics and co-owns Texas Dreams Gymnastics in Coppell, Texas with her husband Chris Burdette.


  19. Blaine Wilson
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    Blaine Wilson

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    Blaine Carew Wilson (born August 3, 1974) is a retired American gymnast.


  20. Danell Leyva
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    Danell Leyva

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    Danell Johan Leyva (born October 30, 1991) is a Cuban-American gymnast. He is the 2011 U.S national all-around gold medalist and the 2011 world champion on the parallel bars. He is also a Bronze Medal winner in the 2012 London Olympics in the Men's All Around.


  21. Bart Conner
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    Bart Conner

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    Bart Conner (born March 28, 1958, in Chicago, Illinois) is an American former gymnast who, as a member of the gold medal-winning men's gymnastics team at the 1984 Summer Olympic Games won an individual gold on the parallel bars. Conner was also the 1979 World Champion on that apparatus.


  22. Samuel Mikulak
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    Samuel Mikulak

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    Samuel "Sam" Mikulak (born October 13, 1992) is an American artistic gymnast. He is a seven-time NCAA champion in gymnastics, winning the all-around and several other titles in 2011, 2013 and 2014 NCAA Men's Gymnastics championship and was a member of the U.S. men's gymnastics team that competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.


  23. John Roethlisberger
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    John Roethlisberger

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    John Roethlisberger (born June 21, 1970) is a retired American gymnast. He is a three-time Olympian, representing the U.S. at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, and 2000 Olympics in Sydney. He is also a four-time U.S. Nationals all-around champion and four-time U.S. Nationals pommel horse champion.


  24. John Orozco
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    John Orozco

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    John Orozco (born December 30, 1992) is an American gymnast and the 2012 Visa National Champion. He trains at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


  25. Jacob Dalton
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    Jacob Dalton

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    Jacob "Jake" Dalton (born August 19, 1991) is an American gymnast and member of the University of Oklahoma Gymnastics and the U.S. National Team. He grew up in Reno, Nevada, the son of Tim and Denise Dalton. He represented the United States at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.


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