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Amy Van Deusen

9 Gymnasts to Watch This Year

By February 21, 2013

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It's a new quadrennium, and while many of the best gymnasts of 2012 will retire (or have retired), there is still an impressive group of great US gymnasts to keep your eye on.

Tops on the list? Kyla Ross. The youngest member of the Fierce Five is already back to full training, and will compete at the American Cup in a little over a week. (Updated (2/26): Ross is now out of the American Cup due to injury.) There are also new seniors, such as Katelyn Ohashi and Lexie Priessman who could make a big impact this year, and two of the Olympic team alternates -- Elizabeth Price and Sarah Finnegan -- who could as well. Both alternates are currently recovering from injury, but were only getting better throughout 2012. Sixteen-year-old MyKayla Skinner could surprise more than a few people this year. She recently competed a layout double-double (yes, you read that right) on floor, and could potentially be an asset to the world team as a specialist.

Check out 9 Gymnasts to Watch this season, and possibly until the 2016 Games. As more gymnasts return to training or become seniors, we'll be adding to this list too.


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