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YouTube Pick: Reminiscing over Atlanta 1996 Olympics

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When I was entering the sixth grade, the U.S. women's gymnastics team of 1996 was the talk of the world. Now, the 2012 team is getting just as much buzz.

I was watching the Olympic Trials over the weekend and realized I hadn't paid such close attention to the women's gymnastics team since 1996, when the amazing Shannon Miller, Dominique Dawes, Kerri Strug and others in the Magnificent Seven who led the U.S. to a gold medal.

This is a great video montage from the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, and this one shows the Magnificent Seven in action - I can't believe how well Shannon Miller is able to stick her landings without a hop or balance check.

I think everyone remembers Kerri Strug's vault on a hurt foot. I was only 10 at the time but I remember this Olympics so well. These girls were such amazing role models, and I just imagine that Jordyn Wieber, Gabby Douglas, and the other women on the 2012 Women's Gymnastics team will be looked up to by millions of Americans this summer.


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