1. "It was the best collective performance from the Americans ever, better even than that Bela Karolyi-coached 1996 squad led by Kerri Strug." — Sally Jenkins at The Washington Post.

    4 reasons the ‘Fab Five’ are the greatest U.S. gymnastics team ever

     

  2. U.S gymnast Jordan Wieber performs on the uneven bars, a young girl squeezes between Britain’s honor guards, a giraffe gets up close and personal with passengers, and  Britain’s Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, watch the men’s quarterfinal Wimbledon tennis match between Britain’s Andy Murray and Spain’s David Ferrer. 

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  3. After two intense days of competition, 16-year-old Gabby Douglas — the “flying squirrel” — took the top spot on the U.S. women’s gymnastics team, narrowly besting national champion Jordyn Wieber. Douglas’ fierce talent, winning smile, and endearing “happy dance" made her a crowd favorite. Douglas and Wieber join McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross, and Aly Raisman on the teenaged "fabulous five" gymnastics team.

    6 heartbreaking and inspiring moments from the Olympic trials

     

  4. thedailywhat:

    Inspirational Motivational of the Day: Adam Starr returns to gym for the first time since losing his leg to cancer in 2009.

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    (Source: thedailywhat)